Tag: DDT

Fifty Years Ago, Cockchafers Belonged to Spring…

“The Cockchafer, Part 2” (In case you missed it, read part 1, Insect Profile: The Cockchafer here! By Birgit Müller and Susanne Schmitt We met Ernst-Gerhard Burmeister at the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology where he has dedicated most of his professional life to the amazing collection of… Continue Reading “Fifty Years Ago, Cockchafers Belonged to Spring…”

Learning to Love Pesticides: A Look at Popular American Attitudes

Post by Michelle Mart Since the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, there have been numerous popular and scholarly studies of pesticide use in the United States. Environmentalists and others have credited Rachel Carson with awakening people to the dangers of overuse of these… Continue Reading “Learning to Love Pesticides: A Look at Popular American Attitudes”