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Mosquitos in winter?

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During December, Eliot Walter noticed mosquitos in Lexington, Kentucky. Twice. Of course, it wasn’t just skeeters and the bites they bring: Lexington had flowers in bloom, and worms near the surface of the soil. “Weather or climate?” Walter asks. And, “This winter, I believe, is anomalous, but the trend is for[…]

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What’s behind a big acorn crop?

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When you can’t park your car under the oak tree because it’s in danger of getting bombarded by acorns, when rakes and snow shovels are pressed into service, gathering up a whole barrel’s worth, and when you can practically see the squirrels getting fatter from your kitchen window, you know[…]

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Where’s California’s Dungeness Crab?

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Dungeness Crab for Christmas is a San Francisco Bay Area tradition. In our family, cracked crab comes from Cook’s Seafood, a market in downtown Menlo Park. Christmas Eve as far back as I can remember, we have torn into a butcher-paper-wrapped pile of crab, piled it a half a foot high on platters,[…]

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