Xerophile: Cactus Photographs from Expeditions of the Obsessed

From LA-based creative collective Cactus Store, an updated version of the original Xerophile: Cactus Photographs from Expeditions of the Obsessed includes new archival imagery, that spans 80 years, alongside expanded notes. Cacti surviving the snow-capped mountains of Bolivia, succulents that grow in lava in the Galapagos Islands, a two-leaf plant that has lived for a millennia: these fascinating photos and more complete this stunning collection.

World’s First Vaccine for Honeybees Approved

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made a significant advancement in the mission to save honeybees and will be using the world’s first vaccine produced to protect the insects from American foulbrood disease. Caused by the bacterium Paenibacillus larvae, it’s a fatal disease for bees that’s easily spread between hives and has been devastating for honeybee colonies. Developed by the US-based biotech company Dalan …

Three Step Kit

Comprising their cleanser, elixir and spritz, Sowvital’s Three Step Kit aims to help indoor gardeners foster healthier house plants. The cleanser removes dust and dirt via Aomori Hiba Essensia (an anti-microbial oil from Northern Japan) while offering nourishment via coconut oil. The elixir is brimming with nutrients to help with strong and lush foliage. The Spritz contains manganese, zinc and magnesium to encourage chlorophyll formation. …