Tag: United States

The Lager Beer Revolution in the United States

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. By Jana Weiß In November 2015, a record that had lasted 142 years was broken: for the first time since 1873, the peak number of…

Toxic Floods: Let’s Talk about the Weather

By Simone M. Müller We’ve probably all been thinking about the weather lately. Our officemates are sneezing, others are coughing, the first one is turning in a sick note. It’s the time of year when weather-related topics start dominating our everyday conversation: the change…

Photo of the Week: Annka Liepold

RCC Communications Associate and PhD candidate Annka Liepold recently witnessed the hatching of seventeen-year periodical cicadas on her six-month PhD research exchange at the University of Kansas: “The cycle of their reproduction doesn’t match up with that of their predators . . . Pretty cool . . ….

Photo of the Week: Annka Liepold

Annka’s photos come from her July 2014 research trip to Olivia, Minnesota in the United States. The town is known as the “Corn Capital of the World,” and is home to nine seed research sites. 

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…

Barry Commoner and the Bridge between the Lab and the Ghetto

Post by Robert Gioielli With Barry Commoner’s death last week, the American environmental movement lost one of its most underappreciated leaders and voices. This may seem like an overstatement, considering the robust obituaries offered up in the days after his passing, but Commoner is…