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- Biotechnology in Action
- New contact details
- Neonic makers might pay for research about neonics on the land
- A neonic that’s bad news for birds
- Hello Ms Truss
- Goodbye Mr Paterson
- Séralini’s rat-feeding trial (part 5)
- New Séralini study shows Roundup damages sperm
- America’s dwindling diversity
- alien species
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argylesock says… Varroa mites are bad news for bees. This is the third of three articles about pollinators, from the Wellcome Trust blog, which I’m passing on today.
argylesock says… Here’s the second of three articles about pollinators, from the Wellcome Trust blog, which I’m passing on today.
argylesock says… We need bees and other pollinators. We really, really need them. Here’s the first of three articles about pollinators, from the Wellcome Trust blog, which I’ll pass on today.
Originally posted on LEARN FROM NATURE:
One of the most important threats to biodiversity has received little attention — though it lies just below us… From the NY Times Sunday special : THE world’s worrisome decline in biodiversity is well known. Some experts…
argylesock says… People need food. In a crisis, food aid can save lives. But sometimes, food transport has huge consequences which can’t be reversed.
I’m grateful to my fellow blogger narhvalur for pointing out this article about how the honey bee (Apis mellifera) seems to fight back against the Varroa mite (Varroa destructor). V. destructor lives down to its scary name. It’s associated with … Continue reading
In recent years, hives of the honeybee (Apis mellifera) have been devastated in the States, European countries and Japan by Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). It’s a serious matter because we need bees to pollinate crops and wild plants. CCD isn’t … Continue reading
Ancient woodlands are irreplaceable. They're a theme emphasised by The Woodland Trust and they’re one of the reasons I got interested in science. Those gnarled old trees, those mosses, those lichens! And today I see that there’s another reason to … Continue reading