What Caring For Bees Teaches Inmates About Life Beyond Prison

CLARINDA, Ia. — On a hot day in July, Darrell, who is serving time at the Clarinda Correctional Facility, pulled a black carrot out of the ground from one of the prison’s three large gardens. He stared at the carrot in amazement and laughed.  “Wow! Look at that,” Darrell said. “Never in life would I […]

‘Murder Hornets’ Unlikely To Spread To Illinois, Pose Little Threat To Humans

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URBANA – Giant hornets, which are native to Asia, arrived in Washington state for the first time at the end of last year. They’ve been dubbed “murder hornets” and garnered public attention in recent weeks. But it’s unlikely the insects will spread outside of Washington to pose any real threat, says Adam Dolezal, assistant professor […]

Dept. of Natural Resources Encourages More Plants At Solar Farms

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is encouraging owners of solar energy fields to be more pollinator-friendly. Across the planet, bees and other pollinating insect species are disappearing at an alarming rate. That’s due in part to a loss of natural habitat space to humans. Now, as part of the 2018 Pollinator-Friendly Solar Site Act, […]