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More Evidence Rises Of Role Pesticides Play In Bee Colony Collapse
2012-04-08 05:54:25

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com As bee populations continue to decline, researchers are scurrying to try and find an answer as to why. A new study from Harvard School of Public Health has linked one of the most widely used pesticides, imidacloprid, as the bee's nemesis. The authors wrote in a paper being published in the Bulletin of Insectology that they have found "convincing evidence" of the link between imidacloprid and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which adult bees abandon...

Researchers Point To Specific Insecticide As Bee Killer
2012-03-20 03:49:01

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com A growing concern over the dwindling honeybee population has scientists working to try and pin down the culprits behind the decline in numbers, and new research suggests that an insecticide may be the cause. Researchers wrote in the journal Environmental Science & Technology that neonicotinoid insecticides have played a key role in killing off the pollinators. The University of Padua team said widespread deaths of honeybees have been reported since...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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