Nature – GBRI
 

As a child, almost all of us have stared in awe as fireflies lit the summer nights with their enchanting glow. However, it is very much possible that our future generations will not be lucky enough to experience the same magical feeling. That is because fireflies are on the verge of extinction, just like millions […]

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Hundreds of bus stops in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands, have undergone an eco-friendly makeover making them a perfect green sanctuary for both bees and humans. All 316 bus stops in the city now have green rooftops covered in sedum plants. Apart from looking beautiful, these green rooftops also help capture fine dust, storage of rainwater and provide cooling […]

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The bird populations around the world are falling drastically due to human activities. Rampant use of toxic pesticides, intensive farming, shooting, loss of natural habitat – all these contribute to falling bird numbers. Now a new study has found that human activities could be preventing birds from reproducing and even developing normal social behavior and […]

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Most people view New Zealand as one of the few countries in the world with pristine forests and relatively untouched natural beauty. However, the latest report from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand has revealed that all is not as hunky dory as it seems, as far as the country’s environment and its […]

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Most people’s reaction upon seeing a bug would be “Ewww…get rid of it!” But while they may not be the most welcome sight, insects are extremely crucial for the survival of life on our planet. In fact, without insects, all life on Earth would end within a span of 50 years! However, a new research […]

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The ever increasing human population and human induced climate change – these two factors are wreaking havoc on global ecosystems and are driving over 1,700 species to extinction, researchers have warned. Although most such warnings have been based on projections of economic growth, urban demand and climate change, U.S. researchers approached the challenge in a […]

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Without taking into consideration the health risks it would pose to humans and the environment, US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) granted ’emergency’ approval to spray sulfoxaflor—an insecticide the agency considers “very highly toxic” to bees—on an area of over 16 million acres in 2018. Of the 18 states where the approvals were granted for sorghum and […]

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Scientist Brad Lister returned to the Luquillo rainforest in Puerto Rico after 35 years and made a shocking discovery. He noticed that while on his last visit there was more than abundant insect population in the forest, this time around, their numbers had dramatically fallen. In fact, he found 98% of the ground insects had disappeared while […]

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