Nature – GBRI
 

In an instance of insecticide poisoning, at least one million bees have been killed in a wine-producing area of South Africa. Bee farmers believe that Fipronil, an insecticide used by wine farmers, is most likely to be the cause of the deaths. Brendan Ashley Cooper, the vice-chairman of Western Cape Bee Industry Association, Cape Town, […]

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A new research has found that an increasing percentage of male beetle population is turning infertile, thanks to rising global temperatures. This has caused a massive dip in their numbers which is quite alarming as insects are an integral part of our ecosystems as pollinators and prey. Researchers studied beetles because their 400,000 species represent […]

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Palau, a small island nation in the western Pacific, recently made headlines for becoming the first country in the world to ban sunscreens containing any one of the ten chemicals that could harm its beautiful coral reefs. These are the same chemicals targeted in Hawaii’s chemical sunscreen ban earlier this year. Palau, which is home to […]

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Japan’s famed pink cherry blossoms make an appearance for around two weeks in the spring season, much to the delight to locals and tourists. This year, however, the cherry trees have already started blooming in autumn. More than 350 people reported seeing the ephemeral flowers this autumn, though it isn’t clear if or to what extent […]

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In its latest attack on environment, the Trump government has decided to repeal an Obama-era restriction on the use of neonics – a pesticide linked to falling bee populations, and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted. Environmentalists, who had sued to bring about the two-year-old ban, […]

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As most of us have already heard by now, the bumblebees around the world are disappearing at alarming rates. Being crucial pollinators, their dwindling numbers are a great cause of concern for the human race as they are immensely important for our crops. As bee populations collapse, some have thought that other species of smaller bees […]

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A new study on the status of the world’s bird population has revealed that one in eight bird species is facing the threat of extinction, mainly due to expansion and intensification of farming. The study also pointed out that even birds like the puffins, snowy owls and the European turtle doves – that were once widespread and […]

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A new study conducted by WWF, the University of East Anglia and the James Cook University has warned world’s biggest forests could lose almost 60% of plants and 50% of animals by 2100 if the world continues to warm at current rate. Mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds are also likely to disappear on a catastrophic scale […]

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