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The words “library” and “a quiet place” seem to go hand in hand.

Beets and chard clobbered by leaf miners

Imagine an alien invasion last night in Crescent City. A group of youthful musicians here did just that, playing an appropriate soundtrack to accompany such a sci-fi spectacular.

Carpenter ants are the scourge of homeowners in the Pacific Northwest. They do far more structural damage to homes and other buildings than all other insects combined.

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In the summer of 2013, a change was happening in the ocean. It was initially unnoticed by all but the most observant – the sea stars were disappearing along the West Coast, becoming victims of sea star wasting disease (SSWD).