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 […]
Where should I look for a job?
One of the most common questions I get from students around this time of year is “Where should I look for a job?” The question they actually are asking is “where ONLINE should I look […]
What’s lurking in your neighborhood?
One of the fun things I did this semester was arrange a meeting between our fall semester undergrads and an environmental consulting company manager. The idea was to give the students an idea of how […]
No Child Left Inside Legislative Action
An update on this bill’s passage: U.S. House of Representatives approved the No Child Left Inside Act of 2008 September 19th. The bill received bi-partisan support and was approved by a vote of 294 to […]
Biocontrol and unanticipated consequences
An interesting story (and podcast!) in the news today: Biocontrol agents, such as insects, are often released outside of their native ranges to control invasive plants. …As early as 1971, U.S. scientists began releasing gallflies […]
News From GM: Wagoner said GM is “undertaking a strategic review of the Hummer brand, to determine its fit with GM’s evolving product portfolio” in light of changing market conditions. “At this point, we are […]
Conservation Reserve Losses
A lot of people that aren’t aggie nerds like me have never heard of NRCS, or the conservation reserve programs. Until the New York Times covered them, anyway: Thousands of farmers are taking their fields […]
Science and Public Policy Survey
You might have heard of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation as a sponsor for NPR or PBS shows about nature or environmental issues. They have awarded a grant to The Keystone Center to conduct a […]
Have children forgotten how to play?
I meant to post this earlier in the week–it continues some themes covered here in the Bug Blog earlier. Old-Fashioned Play Builds Cognitive Skills “Chudacoff’s recently published history of child’s play argues that for most […]