Monday, November 28, 2016

Messing with Mother Nature: 5 Cautionary Tales

I've written several articles about invasive species and the problems that come when humans try to "improve" nature in one way or another. The unintended consequences of human intervention can wreck the delicate balance of nature. Here are five stories in a classic mental_floss article I wrote in 2008. One explains how spraying mosquitoes with DDT led to dropping cats out of planes.

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