WORT 89.9FM Madison · Billions of Brood X Cicadas Emerge The high-pitched buzzing of the Cicada’s mating call is one of the most familiar sounds of summer. We see, or […]
Climate Change Contributing to Insect Decline
The earth is a complicated place. Cause and effect often take circuitous routes, thanks to a variety of ecological, atmospheric and geologic feedback loops that often take surprising turns. That […]
Bugs: They’re What’s for Dinner.
Americans, Canadians and Europeans sure have some weird eating habits. We eat things like cows, eggs, potato chips and whatever it is that goes into hot dogs. Yet we turn […]
Finding Bacteria on Insects for New Antibiotics
You should be aware that we have a health crisis! More and more bacterial diseases, such as Staphylococcus and Strep pneumonia, have become resistant to those antibiotics that previously killed […]
Insects and Invertebrates, Oh My!
Patty Peltekos talks about insects with Thelma Heidel-Baker, a Conservation Biological Control Specialist with The Xerces Society. They talk about the decline of insect populations, the ‘difference’ between insects and pests, […]
Insects: Climate Change Solution?
MADISON (WORT) — University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Valerie Stull was not just driven buggy by the climate change crisis, she was driven to bugs for a solution.