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Bees and pesticides 'missing link' found - BBC News
they just die quicker, just like any other livestock animal you know. like cows living max 5 years vs 20-25 years normally.
colony  collapse  disorder  Honey  Bee  pesticide  fungicide  herbicide  neonicotinoid  Industrial  Farming  Livestock  Factory  Farming  food  industry  climate  change  animal  rights  animal  cruelty  wildlife  mass  extinction  complexity  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Farming News - Pesticides have bigger impact on invertebrates than climate change new study reports
This is one of the first studies to investigate the impact such factors have on farmland invertebrates in the UK and it is hoped that the findings will encourage the creation of new measures to mitigate the loss of these organisms. Results suggest that increasing pesticide use has had more of a direct effect on abundance of some invertebrates than temperature change, with the main driver of change in an agricultural environment being human behaviour. Climate change will, in the long term, cause changes in certain groups of organisms, some of which are cereal pests whose abundance may increase. Any subsequent increase in the use of insecticides will negatively affect the abundance of all invertebrate groups, many of which are beneficial.
pesticide  fungicide  herbicide  mass  extinction  Honey  Bee  colony  collapse  disorder  Industrial  Farming  mono  agriculture  monocrop  monoculture  agriculture  food  industry  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  shared  economic  interest  economic  damage  climate  change  GMO  crop  GMO  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  ecological  disaster  ecology  environmental  disaster  environment  morality  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Bill Moyers - EPA has issued a moratorium on the use of neonicotinoids, a type of pesticide that may be responsible for plummeting bee populations.
neonicotinoid // Following an outcry by activists, the EPA has issued a moratorium on the use of neonicotinoids, a type of pesticide that may be responsible for plummeting bee populations. In the video below, Bill McKibben narrates a short documentary looking at the determined, beautiful and vital role honey bees play in preserving life.
neonicotinoid  herbicide  pesticide  fungicide  colony  collapse  disorder  Honey  Bee  Food  Chain  honeybees  beekeeping  bees  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Ausgezwitschert - Singvögel in Gefahr | 45 Min | NDR - YouTube
>> got to the African coast of Mediterranean sea, and see km's of meter high nets to catch during birds migration approaching winter. especially egypt. // + through the food chain, birds ingest pesticides, insecticides & fungicides, which are also killing bees. // + gewebegebiete um uebermass!!! alles betoniert! // + Birnenbaeume sterben aus durch klimawandel, im freien. // + ecological retreat zones have to be created. - Biotobe/Habitate
ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  pesticide  Honey  Bee  colony  collapse  disorder  honeybees  beekeeping  Insecticide  Neonicotinoids  fungicide  Germany  Europe  long-term  view  long-term  thinking  climate  change  global  warming 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
David Suzuki - bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides are a bigger threat than DDT
Ontario's environmental commissioner didn't mince words today. He says bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides are a bigger threat than DDT, and that much of Ontario's corn is unnecessarily pre-treated with it. Time to ban neonics!
colony  collapse  disorder  Honey  Bee  honeybees  beekeeping  bees 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Honeybees abandoning hives and dying due to insecticide use, research finds | Environment |
The mysterious vanishing of honeybees from hives can be directly linked to insectcide use, according to new research from Harvard University. The scientists showed that exposure to two neonicotinoids, the world's most widely used class of insecticide, lead to half the colonies studied dying, while none of the untreated colonies saw their bees disappear. "We demonstrated that neonicotinoids are highly likely to be responsible for triggering 'colony collapse disorder' in honeybee hives that were healthy prior to the arrival of winter," said Chensheng Lu, an expert on environmental exposure biology at Harvard School of Public Health and who led the work.
Insecticide  pesticide  herbicide  Honey  Bee  honeybees  beekeeping  complexity  unknown  unknowns  unintended  consequences 
may 2014 by asterisk2a | Lust der Jungfaeulichen Koenigin
the bee species is 150m years old. queen collects sperm, then makes 'quality control' discards 95% and saves the last 5% - unknown how she makes these decicions, biologists call it sperm competition. queen keeps sperm for years; - male honey bee >> ultimate monogamy >> as it dies after copulation with honey bee queen bc male has to use all its body fluids to expell its sperm. when male bee has the 'change' he invest all he got to reproduce. - Hymenoptera
Honey  Bee  honeybees  western  beekeeping  evolution  complexity  sperm  competition  Apis  mellifera  Hymenoptera 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought - Quartz
Colony Collapse Disorder [...] in a first-of-its-kind study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture have identified a witch’s brew of pesticides and fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives. The findings break new ground on why large numbers of bees are dying though they do not identify the specific cause of CCD, where an entire beehive dies at once. [...] The pollen was contaminated on average with nine different pesticides and fungicides though scientists discovered 21 agricultural chemicals in one sample. Scientists identified eight ag chemicals associated with increased risk of infection by the parasite. >>
neonicotinoid  lobby  lobbyist  complexity  ecosystem  Monsanto  Europe  unintended  consequences  beekeeping  honeybees  pathogen  organic  agriculture  Lobbying  Honey  Bee  bees  agriculture  industry  herbicide  ecology  monoculture  pesticide  fungicide  Monsanto  Protection  Act  pollution  Colony  Collapse  Disorder  USA  monocrop  USDA  mono  agriculture  ecological  disaster 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Bestände von Wiesen-Schmetterlingen schwinden europaweit - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Wir müssen die Bedeutung dieser Schmetterlinge und anderer Insekten anerkennen", sagt EUA-Chef Hans Bruyninckx. "Die Bestäubung, die sie leisten, ist entscheidend für das natürliche Ökosysteme und die Landwirtschaft." Wenn es nicht gelänge, deren Lebensräume zu erhalten, könnten viele dieser Arten für immer verloren sein, warnt er. >>
humanity  Honey  Bee  environment  Parasite  complexity  Anthropozän  ecology  unintended  consequences  beekeeping  honeybees  ecological  disaster 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Stiller Tod - warum Bienen sterben | Telepolis
"Fortschreitende Urbanisierung und zivilisatorisches Wachstum zerstören unsere Lebensräume und verursachen weltweit ein massives Artensterben. Die empfindlichen Bienen trifft es besonders hart. An ihrem Sterben können wir ablesen, in welchem Grad wir mit unserem konsum- und gewinnorientierten, technischen Wachstum uns selbst die Lebensgrundlage entziehen."
pesticide  bees  Honey  Bee  complexity  herbicide  ecology  beekeeping  unintended  consequences  honeybees  ecological  disaster 
july 2013 by asterisk2a

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