Insects http://www.kunc.org en Emerging Virus Chikungunya Under Scrutiny By Fort Collins CDC Lab http://www.kunc.org/post/emerging-virus-chikungunya-under-scrutiny-fort-collins-cdc-lab <p>While most Americans probably haven't heard of Chikungunya, Ann Powers, a research microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, has been studying the virus for 15 years.</p><p>The mosquito-carried virus made the news recently when the first locally-transmitted case of it appeared in Florida, July 17. Now, the public and medical researchers are wondering if it may spread further into the United States, and how serious it might be.</p><p>The research that Powers does at the CDC's Division of Vector Borne Diseases in Fort Collins may help answer some of those questions.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59079 at http://www.kunc.org Emerging Virus Chikungunya Under Scrutiny By Fort Collins CDC Lab 5 Colorado Counties Test Positive For West Nile http://www.kunc.org/post/5-colorado-counties-test-positive-west-nile <p></p><p>For the first time in the 2014 season, West Nile infected mosquitoes have been found in 5 Colorado counties. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:47:42 +0000 Jackie Fortier 57879 at http://www.kunc.org 5 Colorado Counties Test Positive For West Nile To Repel Insect Pests, Consider These Plants http://www.kunc.org/post/repel-insect-pests-consider-these-plants <p>Anywhere there is standing water, mosquitoes will thrive. While chemical repellents are big business, there is a natural alternative. The scent of several plant species help to keep mosquitoes away.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Tom Throgmorton 57728 at http://www.kunc.org To Repel Insect Pests, Consider These Plants Spiders Tune In To Web's Music To Size Up Meals And Mates http://www.kunc.org/post/spiders-tune-webs-music-size-meals-and-mates <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EkEsTafD38</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjh7bQSc8ag</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:23:00 +0000 Christopher Joyce 57568 at http://www.kunc.org Spiders Tune In To Web's Music To Size Up Meals And Mates Is Corn Dust Killing Bees? http://www.kunc.org/post/corn-dust-killing-bees <p>Nathan Anderson stops his red pick-up truck alongside a cornfield on his farm near Cherokee, Iowa. The young farmer pulls on a heavy brown hoodie, thick, long, sturdy gloves and a beekeeper’s hat with a screened veil. He approaches a pair of hives sitting on the edge of a field recently planted with corn and adjusts a yellow plastic flap that traps some of the pollen the bees bring back to their hive.</p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 56862 at http://www.kunc.org Is Corn Dust Killing Bees?