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When it comes to woody plants, I feel more strongly about protecting them from insects and managing diseases than I do about perennials and annuals.

Bits & Bytes: Barnstar! at Race Brook Lodge; Robert Bullard at Williams; Stockbridge Halloween parade; ‘The Concert’ at CAS; Lyme disease talk

For decades, Robert Bullard has been a leading voice against environmental racism—the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color—including the Flint water crisis and hurricane recovery in Houston and Puerto Rico.

Lyme disease: ‘Public health time bomb’ in the Berkshires environment

In her book, 'Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change,' Mary Beth Pfeiffer presents evidence from all viewpoints, but her narrative sides with those who distrust the Lyme disease tests, seek more expansive – and expensive -- therapies, and believe Lyme is a tragic long-term problem for thousands of victims. She argues government underfunding of Lyme research is a scandal and current treatment flawed.

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