New Buzz on Colony Collapse

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, by Linda Weiford, WSU News Scientists investigate beekeeper's discovery PULLMAN, Wash. - For longtime commercial beekeeper Eric Olson of Yakima, no sting is as painful as the one he felt last winter when he discovered his hives had gone silent. Peering into each box, he saw the queen and a mere… » More ...

Industrial Chemicals Benefiting Public Health, Food Supply

January 18, 2012, OnPoint Do the benefits of pesticide use outweigh the health risks? During today's OnPoint, Allan Felsot, a professor of environmental toxicology at Washington State University, explains why he believes that despite the controversy surrounding pesticides, they play a crucial role in protecting food supply and public health. He also weighs in on… » More ...

Living the Right-Sized Life

January 2012, Washington State Magazine, by Eric Sorensen | © Washington State University I want to walk on water, climb walls, and dance on the ceiling. If insects can do it, it’s only fair that I should, too. But this thing called physics has decreed otherwise. Carol Anelli, a WSU entomologist, can tell you why,… » More ...