Tag: Rachel Carson

More DDT hijinks from people who should know better

Ed at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub caught someone blindly repeating the “Rachel Carson is the antichrist” dogma that’s making the rounds. Check out his post. Here’s some interesting background on the overly positive National Geographic DDT […]

All actions bear a kind of fruit

Just for the heck of it, one of my NetVibes widgets is the Buddhist Quote of the day. Most of them are koans that just make my head hurt, but today’s I really liked: “No […]

Insects in the news #19

Aphid “Chemical Weapons” Cabbage aphids have developed an internal chemical defense system which enables them to disable attacking predators by setting off a mustard oil ‘bomb’, says new research. Butterfly recovery from bacterial infection An […]

Scientists, media, and political activism

There was an interesting interview over at Wired with the Yes Men, a corporate ethics activist group. They were spot-on when talking about the way dissent is manufactured using science out of context: “Scientists depend […]

Malaria and Bed nets: New Research

Exciting new research suggests that insecticide-treated bed net use could decrease malaria transmission: “Although the use of ITNs by vulnerable groups [pregnant women and children under 5–BG] should remain a priority, these findings suggest that […]

THIS is why you need to keep up on your journal reading…

Because if you don’t, you’ll miss an excellent two-part article in American Entomologist about Rachel Carson and Silent Spring! (Alas, reprints not available online yet.) Anelli, Carol M., Christian H. Krupke and Renee Priya Prasad. […]

Open Access Malaria Journal

Lots of folks are interested in research on malaria, and I thought you might want to know there is a very good open access journal: http://www.malariajournal.com/ It has a very high citation impact rating, which […]

Setting the record straight on Rachel Carson

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has a very nice post about DDT, in which they are quite clear that Rachel Carson is not the anti-Christ. I specifically refer you to their “Common misconceptions about […]