Monthly Archives: April 2017
DDT: The Situation Today
Written by Joe Ballenger I wanted to dedicate another post to some of my other concerns about the pro-DDT movement. When I read posts which advocate DDT reintroduction in the US, a small amount of attention is paid to issues … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Economics, Evolution, History, Law, Pest Management, Physiology, Uncategorized Tagged DDT, Evolution, History, India, Pesticide Resistance, Pesticides, Politics 1 Comment
Do we need to bring back DDT?
Written by Joe Ballenger I’ve had a number of friends ask me to tackle the topic of possibly bringing back DDT. These requests go back months, and I’ve been hesitant to tackle the topic because of the politics surrounding this … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Ecology, History, Pest Management, Uncategorized Tagged Environment, History, Malaria, Mosquito control, Science Politics 1 Comment
Fair Use: Can I Use That (Bug) Picture in My Art?
Written by Nancy Miorelli With help from Stephane De Greef I’m an admin for the Entomology FaceBook Group and copyright comes up a lot. In fact, the admins had a long discussion about this particular picture. We discovered that it closely … Continue reading
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Why are Insects Important?
Written by Nancy Miorelli You know, it seems strange that it’s taken us more than 3 years to address this question! I’ve been doing a few interviews recently and I keep getting asked “Why are Insect Important?” In fact, it … Continue reading
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Changing Times: How Will Climate Change Affect Insects?
Written by Nancy Miorelli During my week curating Real Scientists, a twitter account with rotating scientists, communicators, and artists, I had some really great questions about insects come in. One I thought was particularly insightful was about climate change and … Continue reading
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