Latest DDT Stories

2008-08-18 21:00:24

By ERIK ROBINSON USGS scientist Jim Kaiser holds a juvenile osprey on the Willamette River on July 16. Ospreys are tested to determine the health of a river because they eat the fish, and pollutants will accumulate in the birds. USGS scientist Jim Kaiser runs tests on a juvenile osprey in July.

2008-07-11 15:00:38

By KARIN KAPSIDELIS Be careful what you let in your home, says a researcher who studies indoor air and dust contamination. "It ends up being part of your environment," said Julia Brody, executive director of the Silent Spring Institute in Newton, Mass.

2008-07-09 00:00:16

By John McCoy MOOREFIELD - West Virginia has experienced quite a few environmental success stories since the early 1970s. Whole forests once cleared for timber have regenerated. The woods are full of deer. Black bears are more abundant than ever. The Kanawha and Ohio rivers have been cleaned up.

2008-07-02 06:00:47

By Ormad, M P Ratia, J S; Rodriguez, L; Ovelleiro, J L ABSTRACT: The evolution over time of the levels and distribution of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) in water, surface sediments, and fish from the River Cinca (Spain), a tributary of the River Ebro, during the period 1999 to 2004, was investigated by means of gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry.

2008-06-30 21:02:34

The North Dakota Agriculture Department is getting ready for its annual Project Safe Send program. North Dakota residents can bring old and unusable pesticides to 16 sites around the state in July, and dispose of them for free.

2008-05-09 13:45:00

A new study has found that Antarctica’s Adelie penguins have recently been exposed to trace levels of the chemical DDT as a result of frozen stores of the pesticide seeping out of the continent’s melting glaciers.

2008-04-24 06:00:47

By Langman, Jimmy Multinational pesticide corporations headquartered in the Global North are expanding their sales of some of the most dangerous chemicals in Latin America-chemicals known to cause a plethora of health problems, including cancers and birth defects. This is happening even as U.S.

2008-02-27 07:41:47

Pesticides, heavy metals and other airborne contaminants are raining down on national parks across the West and Alaska, turning up at sometimes dangerously high levels in lakes, plants and fish.

2008-02-17 03:00:15

By Foster, John Bellamy Clark, Brett Rachel Carson was born just over 100 years ago in 1907. Her most famous book Silent Spring, published in 1962, is often seen as marking the birth of the modern environmental movement.

2008-02-09 06:00:00

Celebrating the phoenix-like recovery of the brown pelican, brought to near-extinction 40 years ago by potent insecticides, U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne on Friday proposed removing the big-beaked coastal bird from the endangered species list.

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").