Crop dusters spray corn to eradicate weeds including milkweed.

Do Herbicides Impact Monarch Butterflies?

Every year, the majestic monarch butterflies make their migration to Mexico for winter. These orange and black painted creatures travel over 2,500 miles to hibernate in warmer climates, before returning to the United States. Their numbers, however, are shrinking. In addition to deforestation, herbicide use is significantly impacting the species' survival. Used in agricultural applications, herbicides…

Trigeminal Neuralgia Facial Pain

Trigemial neuralgia is a chronic condition that can be extremely painful. The condition affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, everyday tasks such as brushing your teeth and washing your face may trigger a jolt of acute pain. Living with this condition can be difficult,…

Fighting Greenhouse Gasses with Prairies

Fight Greenhouse Gasses with Prairies

Researchers have discovered that grasslands have the capacity to store large amounts of carbon, which is a valuable ecological service in today's changing climate. Carbon is a greenhouse gas that is increasing in the Earth's atmosphere and contributing to global warming. Altered rain patterns, a rise in sea level, and higher temperatures are the negative…