New concrete can repair its own cracks with bacteria

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect your garden with organic pest control methods

May 19, 2015 by  
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What’s the best way to protect your garden from hungry pests without resorting to toxic chemicals? First Choice Environmental has some good ideas. In the infographic ‘DIY Pest Control for the Savvy Gardener,’ the environmental consultant company explores a wide variety of natural pest control approaches, from the use of natural predators to row covers. Click through to learn more about these organic methods, their benefits, and implementation. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect your garden with organic pest control methods Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: diy pest control , First Choice environmental , infographic , organic gardening , organic pest control , pest control , reader submitted content

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Anchors away! Airbnb floats a house down the Thames to celebrate London’s new rental laws

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Up until now, a Londoners haven’t been able to rent their homes on a short-term basis without the fear of being fined. Now, the law will be updated to allow homeowners in the capital to use sites like Airbnb to rent their houses, apartments, or spare rooms for up to three months a year. To celebrate the new law, Airbnb has set sail on the Thames, in a fully functional two-bedroom house. The house, which is bigger than many Londoner’s land-locked residences, also includes a bathroom, living room, and a garden complete with doghouse and an apple tree. For those who’d like to be welcomed aboard, the housing rental company is running a competition for a one-night stay on May 22, 2015 . Entries are due by May 20. + Enter to win a night in the floating house! Via HUH Magazine Image by Mikael Buck for  Airbnb Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Airbnb , England , letting laws , London , rental laws , thames , Travel , vacation rentals

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Missouri scientists may have a cure for white-nose syndrome in bats

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Could a bacteria commonly found in plants and soil save bats from a deadly fungal disease called White-nose Syndrome? It’s possible, scientists say. The new treatment, developed in Missouri by Forest Service scientists Sybill Amelon and Dan Lindner, and Chris Cornelison of Georgia State University, doses bats at a low level through the air. Scientists are seeing an increased health and survival rate among the bats. Read the rest of Missouri scientists may have a cure for white-nose syndrome in bats Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bat disease , bat illness , bat sickness , bats , bats and disease , bats and white nose , missouri bat research , white nose bacteria , white-nose syndrome

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