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Earthworms: Wiggly weapons against poverty

Article: Earthworms: Wiggly weapons against poverty

If you’ve ever gardened (or even if you haven’t), you understand that worms are great for your soil: they gobble up organic matter, and poop out nitrogen-rich “castings” that feed your plants. They’re also a great composting solution if you’re low on space: a small bin and some red wiggler worms can take care of the organic matter for most small households (and, once again, you’ve got plant food).

Multidrug-Resistant Staph Found on Puget Sound Beaches

Article: Multidrug-Resistant Staph Found on Puget Sound Beaches

Samples of sand and water from five beaches around the Puget Sound have tested positive for a multidrug resistant form of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. This potentially fatal strain of staph is resistant to the broad-spectrum antibiotics commonly used to treat it.