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On the Trails: How to be an herbivore

...keep growing) and staying warm. Manatees and dugongs have low metabolic rates and take days to slowly process their plant food. These observations beg the question: why aren't all plant-eaters slow?!More things to think about!? Mary...
On the Trails: Eagle River beaches

...scats under the trees, however, attracted no slugs, suggesting that perhaps the slugs favor the variety of leafy plant foods in the open areas. Even so, these bear scats were clearly saving some living plants from the rasping "tongues" of...
On the Trails: Dung - a resource for its producers feces on the ice, but only remnants, suggesting that the swans were really hungry, because their usual green plant food was under the ice, and so they recycled their own feces.A wonderful example is provided by the nesting habits of hornbills...
Recycle yard waste into valuable compost

...organism of sorts, comprised of beneficial bacteria, insect life and nutrients for plants, is on the other side of the plant food spectrum. Because it can be generated for little to no cost, compost is not only environmentally responsible but economical...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...year despite overwhelming evidence that meat is bad for us? Especially in light of all the new studies showing that plant foods contain cancer-preventing compounds. This season, newspapers are filled with "helpful" advice on how to finagle...
Price part II: Findings still resonate today

...products, primarily fish and marine mammals. South Sea islanders consumed a wide variety of sea foods as well as many plant foods including coconut and fruits. Hunter-gatherers of Canada, the Amazon and Australia consumed a variety of game animals...
Masters of the mountains

...or so.Snow can create big problems for mountain goats, especially as they get older. Deep snow makes much of their plant food inaccessible and also makes travel energetically expensive, unless the snow is well compacted and can support their...
How do your heirloom tomatoes grow?

...down the fish waste in a nutrient-rich solution that's high in nitrogen, one of the three essential elements in plant food. Plants thrive on that broken down waste, use it as nutrients and end up cleaning water for the fish.In other words...
Genetically engineered salmon still a ways off as FDA delays approval animal. In GE animals, the DNA has been altered to produce a desirable characteristic. The process is common in plant foods like corn and soybeans.In the case of the salmon, AquaBounty has added a growth hormone from a Chinook salmon that...
Prosecutors say dangerous designer drugs arrive in Alaska

...according to a story in Tuesday's Anchorage Daily News.The drugs are sold under the guise of "bath salts" or "plant food," and when ingested can cause delusions, seizures, heart palpitations and other health emergencies, said Assistant...


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