Posts Tagged Bees

‘FMD’ Digest, Issue #20…

Welcome to another edition of ‘FMD’ digest… In this issue we highlight some of the best posts for the last three months, and look at some interesting local and international news… Advertisements

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As Greenland Warms, Nature’s Seasonal Clock Is Thrown Off-Kilter…

For millennia, ecosystems in Greenland and throughout the Arctic have been regulated by seasonal changes that govern the greening of vegetation and the migration and reproduction of animals. But a rapidly warming climate and disappearing sea ice are upending that finely tuned balance… This full article is at Yale Environment 360, read it here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-greenland-warms-natures-seasonal-clock-is-thrown-off-kilter

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Without Birds, Lizards, and Other Vertebrate Pollinators, Plant Reproduction Could Decline by Two-Thirds…

Intro:  Bees tend to get the most attention as pollinators critical to the survival of plant species. But lizards, mice, bats, and other vertebrates also act as important pollinators. A new study finds that fruit and seed production drops an average 63 percent when vertebrates, but not insects, are kept away from plants… Read the full […]

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A stinging report: FSU research shows climate change a major threat to bumble bees…

New research from a team of Florida State University scientists and their collaborators is helping to explain the link between a changing global climate and a dramatic decline in bumble bee populations worldwide. Source (eurekalert.org): A stinging report: FSU research shows climate change a major threat to bumble bees

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First Bumble Bee Finally Gets the Endangered Species Protection it Desperately Needs… 

Some biodiversity news, read about it at enn.com: First Bumble Bee Finally Gets the Endangered Species Protection it Desperately Needs

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Facts About Bumblebees… 

Bumblebees are large, fuzzy insects with short, stubby wings. They are larger than honeybees, but they don’t produce as much honey. However, they are very important pollinators. Without them, food wouldn’t grow…  Read more about these amazing bees at livescience.com: Facts About Bumblebees

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Vanishing Act: What’s Causing Sharp Decline in Insects and Why It Matters by Christian Schwägerl: Yale Environment 360…

“Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies show. Researchers say various factors, from monoculture farming to habitat loss, are to blame for the plight of insects, which are essential to agriculture and ecosystems.” Source: Vanishing Act: What’s Causing Sharp Decline in Insects and Why It Matters by Christian Schwägerl: […]

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U.N. report warns 40% of pollinators face extinction…

A growing number of pollinator species that are key to the world’s food supply are headed towards extinction, warns a new United Nations report…  (Source futurity.org) See post and a link to the original study here: U.N. report warns 40% of pollinators face extinction…

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Declining Bee Populations Pose A Threat to Global Agriculture by Elizabeth Grossman: Yale Environment 360

The following report by E. Grossman of Yale Environment 360 highlights a rather pertinent but usually disregarded element of the natural environment, Bees. Grossman’s report stresses the importance of these and other pollinators to global food supplies and the damaging effects of pesticides and other chemicals to the process… Declining Bee Populations Pose A Threat […]

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