Tag Archives: extinction

Neglected and underutilised species

The New Agriculturalist tells us about neglected and underutilised species. ‘Variety is said to be the spice of life and to make our lives more interesting. And yet, worldwide, a significant proportion of the global treasure chest of plant biodiversity … Continue reading

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Short-haired Bumblebee Nests in Dungeness

Originally posted on vetsbeyondreason:
From http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-24112752 17 September 2013 Last updated at 01:57 GMT A species of bee reintroduced to the UK after becoming extinct has nested for the first time in a quarter of a century. The short-haired bumblebee…

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SOILS: The Hidden World Under Our Feet

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…

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How Monsanto is killing off the monarch butterfly‏

Originally posted on Everything Matters:
By Paul Woodward Yale Environment 360: University of Kansas insect ecologist Orley R. “Chip” Taylor has been observing the fragile populations of monarch butterflies for decades, but he says he has never been more concerned about…

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Losing the invertebrates

My fellow bloggers the Deep Green Resistance Service say that the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) reported a threat of extinction to one in five invertebrate species. Yes, one in five.

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