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Here’s Why Mosquito Bites Itch for Such A Long Time


Terrifying photo of giant spider nicknamed Charlotte goes viral

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Check everyone and everything for Ticks! Deadly tick disease on the rise in New England

Cases of Lyme Disease on the rise across United States

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Here Are Some Images Of Endangered species of Massachusetts


Emerald ash borer detected in Suffolk County

Enerald Ash Borer


Tree-killing emerald ash borer spreading fast, poses threat to eastern Mass.
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DALTON, Mass. — State environmental officials say the invasive, tree-killing emerald ash borer is spreading faster than anticipated within Berkshire County and now poses a greater threat to eastern Massachusetts.

Nearly 18 months after the Department of Conservation and Recreation first detected it in Dalton, the metallic green beetle has been discovered in several neighboring communities.

Ken Gooch, the state’s Forest Health program supervisor, tells The Berkshire Eagle it’s spreading faster than expected.

The insect has also been detected in North Andover.

The state quarantined Berkshire wood in a bid to limit the spread of the bugs.

Emerald ash borer larvae feed just below the bark and adults eat the leaves, killing a tree within five years.

Originally from Asia, the insects have been detected in 22 states.


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3. Jewish Advocacy Group Speaks Out Against Racist Name of D.C.’s NFL Team

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4. Raven Guitars, Icy Straight Lumber Named Winners of Path to Propserity Competition

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The winners of the 2013 Path to Prosperity business contest (left to right) Steve Helgeson, Kevin Skeek, Sue Tyler, and Wes Tyler.

5. Video: Pamunkey Tribe Steps Closer to Federal Recognition

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Assistant Chief Bob Gray, left, and Pumunkey Tribal Chief Kevin Brown have waited a long time to see their tribe gain federal recognition and now they are almost there.

6. Skokomish Call Hike From Homeland to the Coast a ‘Spiritual Experience’

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Skokomish Tribal Council member Terri Twiddy-Butler at high altitude on the ancestral trail in the southern Olympic Mountains. “It’s easy to forget where our ancestors gathered and hunted. When we get back on the trail, we experience what it was like for the ancestors,” she said.

7. ‘Zombee’ Apocalypse? Parasitic Infestation Found in Vermont Honeybees

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A parasitic Apocephalus borealis fly injects eggs into a bee’s abdomen.

8. Family & Native Heritage Drive Wisconsin-Green Bay Hoops Star Tesha Buck

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Tesha Buck, No. 2., plays offense.

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Justin Bieber’s mug shot from the Miami Dade County Corrections Department.

10. OMAHA! Broncos QB Peyton Manning Receives Invitation from Tribe

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In this Jan 19, 2014 file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning calls out a play during the second half of the AFC championship NFL playoff football game against the New England Patriots in Denver.

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