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Insects Carry Traces of Mountaintop Removal Mining

Years after mining ends, selenium pollution from mountaintop removal coal mining operations still accumulates in insects downstream.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies

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Meet the marvelous world of Odonata.

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No Reason to Fear the Weevil Outbreak

An outbreak of weevils — a small, black bug easily confused with the deer tick — stirred false alarm this summer.

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Creepy, Crawly Centipedes (at a Halloween Party Near You!)

By Jillian Randel They’re creepy, they’re crawly and they give you the heebie jeebies. As you gear up for Halloween, consider one of Appalachia’s scariest, most squirm-inducing invertebrates: the centipede. These nighttime crawlers may not be the cuddliest creatures, but

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