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News for Sunday, July 27, 2014 - News update:
Added 4 new moths to the Moth Field Guide in the past day bringing the total to 438 species. 

News for Friday, July 25, 2014
How gullible we are as a society. Half of us still believe at least one of these 6 medical conspiracies.  thinkprogress.org  
Scientists concerned about ‘microplastics’ in the oceans.  sciencedaily   This has the potential to become a ‘major’ environmental issue that could affect us all. 

News for Thursday, July 24, 2014 
How a town defeated fracking! Pass this along to everyone you know so other towns can do the same thing.  upworthy    
Two articles about insect repellents, and if you’re like us, a walking candy store for mosquitos, then these should be important. First is this…new guidelines from the EPA about their use, with a chart to show you the new indicators for labeling.  ENN    And secondly, here is a home-brew insecticide that we would really like to know more about. If any of you use things like this or know about them, please email us HERE…from organicauthority.com  
Is there a strange relationship between English speaking nations and denial of climate change?  motherjones  
A GREAT FYI about liquid helium. It can even leak through solid glass!  sciencealert.com    
Understanding a barnacle’s amazing ability to hold onto things.  mysteriousuniverse.org  
Some of the amazing things that teens are discovering now includes a really inexpensive rechargeable battery that is made from ‘eggplant’.  sciencealertMoth_Field_Guide_0001-4702.htmlhttp://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/07/16/3460935/medical-conspiracy-theories/http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140710141630.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fearth_climate+%28Earth+%26+Climate+News+--+ScienceDaily%29http://www.upworthy.com/a-small-town-just-came-up-with-a-surprisingly-simple-way-to-stop-fracking-dead-in-its-tracks?c=gp1http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/47601mailto:rwolfert@comcast.net?subject=About%20homebrew%20insecticideshttp://www.organicauthority.com/3-ingredient-diy-bug-repellent-spray-recipe/http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/07/climate-denial-us-uk-australia-canada-englishhttp://sciencealert.com.au/features/20142105-25550-2.htmlhttp://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/07/barnacle-superglue-finally-comes-unglued/http://www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20141807-25885-2.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1shapeimage_4_link_2shapeimage_4_link_3shapeimage_4_link_4shapeimage_4_link_5shapeimage_4_link_6shapeimage_4_link_7shapeimage_4_link_8shapeimage_4_link_9shapeimage_4_link_10


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East Brunswick, NJ 7/27/2014

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Elm Spanworm - Hodges #6798 (Ennomos subsignaria)

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