Insects

NWPR Books
9:07 am
Mon May 19, 2014

If You Want To Teach Kids History, Try Grossing Them Out First

In her new book Bugged, Sarah Albee explores history through the lens of insects — including how they spread disease, how they influence conflicts, and how they can be a tasty snack.
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Originally published on Tue May 20, 2014 4:46 am

How would a man in a suit of armor go to the bathroom? That inquiry into medieval sanitation is just one of many unlikely topics that have come up around Sarah Albee's dinner table. Albee, a children's book author, has been trying to get middle schoolers interested in history. Her strategy is to look at it through the lens of something that gets kids' attention, namely: things that are gross.

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Stinkbug Invasion
6:57 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Something Smells: Invasion Of The Stink Bugs!

Originally from Asia, the brown marmorated stink bug first appeared in Pennsylvania in 1998. It has since made its way across the United States.
Credit Lildobe

Northwest researchers are teaming up to stop an invasion of stink bugs moving across the region. The bugs, which can smell like dirty gym socks, ruin tree fruit and grape vines. Those crops are vital to Northwest agriculture.

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Bug Increase From Fires
7:25 am
Mon October 1, 2012

After The Fire, Bring On The Bugs

Photo Credit: USDA

Charred Northwest forests are already a-buzz with new life: bugs.

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Buggy Spring
5:53 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Warm Winter Means Buggy Spring In Southern Idaho

The warm winter in southern Idaho and Montana means residents could see plenty of box elders this spring.
Photo credit: Normanack Flickr

Here come the bugs. It was a warm winter in the southern half of Idaho, in Montana and points east. That means insects are emerging earlier and will have longer breeding seasons.

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