Results for: DDT

DDT, Junk Science, Malaria, and the attack on Rachel Carson

Some crazy claims have been made lately about Rachel Carson. How wacky are the claims? Well, this wignut says Rachel Carson is on a level with Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot. Here’s another one, who […]

New York Times, DDT, and an asshole

OMG. I was thinking I had time to polish up my DDT/Malaria debunking post that I’ve been whittling at for a week now, and I see that this piece of shit has moved to #3 […]

DDT, Junk Science, and the attack on Rachel Carson

It all started with a post office. Ed noticed that a senator didn’t want to name a post office after Carson and made some wacky claims about DDT. What I didn’t realize when I read […]

Don’t throw your DEET Away!

A lot of people have been asking me about the new DEET news. Here’s an entomologist’s opinion, breaking it down.
TL:DR your DEET still works, ignore the headlines.

Bees and Pesticides (again)

(Latest in my series of bee posts for Scientopia) The same day that I published my piece about bees and pesticides, the Pesticide Action Network released a report titled Honey Bees and Pesticides: State of the […]

World Malaria Day: April 25, 2012

Once again, another year has gone by and it’s World Malaria Day.  There has actually been a lot of good news in the last few years; overall, deaths and infection have decreased.  But. From the […]

Book Review: The Gentle Subversive

The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement.  Mark Hamilton Lytle, 2007. Oxford Univ. Press. Bug Rating: (with some caveats) I have written quite a bit about Rachel Carson, […]

Operation Cat Drop

In the news recently: Operation Rat Drop, where tylenol-laden mice were dropped from planes over Guam. It’s not a bizarre headache remedy; the idea is to try to kill brown tree snakes (a non-native invasive species) when […]