Friday, October 7, 2022

Tag: bumblebees

Climate change stresses bumblebee population in past century new study...

Facing decline in recent years, the study found that four UK bumblebee species showed signs of stress in increasingly hotter and wetter conditions caused by changes in climate.

Study finds solar farms support and boost pollinator populations

While new habitats for vulnerable pollinators are dwindling, if land owners allow meadows to grow around the installed solar panels, these areas will become thriving pollinator habitats, researchers said.

New study finds undisclosed ingredients in Roundup lethal to bumblebees

"Will the Biden administration fix this problem, or will it allow the EPA to continue its past practice of ignoring the real-world harms of pesticides?"

Bumblebees face extinction from the climate crisis

"Our results show that we face a future with many less bumble bees and much less diversity, both in the outdoors and on our plates."

Scientists Discover an Imperiled Bumblebee Bouncing Back in Unexpected Places

Western bumblebees remain in steep decline, but biologists believe they may be evolving to outwit a deadly parasite.

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New analysis shows Big Oil’s continued and future price gouging

Oil prices dipped below $80 a barrel for the first time since January 2022, but consumers are paying 13 percent higher than the last time oil was this low.

Wax worm saliva can degrade stubborn plastic within hours, scientists find

Wax worms (Galleria mellonella) could both digest and biodegrade plastic, causing visible damage to a PE-plastic bag in just 40 minutes.

Despite calls for diplomacy to end war, US confirms more weapons headed to Ukraine

"The chances of a nuclear war increase significantly every day that passes."

Is the energy transition taking off—or hitting a wall?

With the Inflation Reduction Act, the federal government is illogically encouraging the increasing use of fossil fuels—in order to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian: Optimism of the will

Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.