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September 9, 2016

Men and the Zika Virus

The mosquito-born Zika virus can cause serious birth defects when pregnant women are infected, but that doesn’t mean that guys can ignore it! Learn more in […]
September 8, 2016

Zika and Mosquitos

Zika virus spurs scientists to try gene-editing to kill the mosquito species, but must weigh the potential impact of removing a species on the environment and […]
September 7, 2016

Fall Webworms Might be Troublesome

This Fall, webworms might be troublesome for local trees. Learn more in this article from The Columbia County News-Times. http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2016-09-04/fall-webworms-might-soon-be-troublesome-for-trees-in-county
September 5, 2016

Georgias Most Distinctive Butterfly

Did you know that the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly is Georgia’s most distinctive kind? Read more in this article from The Columbia County News-Times. http://newstimes.augusta.com/odds-ends/2016-09-04/butterfly-is-georgias-most-distinctive-kind
September 1, 2016

Millions of Bees Killed in SC

In an awful mishap, millions of bees died after South Carolina sprayed for Zika mosquitoes. Read more in this article from the Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/09/01/like-its-been-nuked-millions-of-bees-dead-after-south-carolina-sprays-for-zika-mosquitoes/?utm_term=.038eedc48028