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'Entombed' pollen is identified as having sunken, wax-covered cells amid 'normal', uncapped cells. Photograph: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology Honeybees are taking emergency measures to protect their hives from pesticides, in an extraordinary example of the natural world adapting swiftly to our depredations, according to a prominent bee expert.
With all the focus placed on the Japanese radiation leak as well as the toxic plume of radioactive particles (possibly containing uranium and plutonium) heading for the United States , another potential disaster is receiving virtually no attention.
Posted by JT on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 · 16 Comments This is a continuation of the honeybee problem facing the United States and other countries right now: Here is a link that is provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The link in PDF format is a fact sheet for a pesticide called Clothianidin which is in a subclass of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. The major US producer of this chemical is the Bayer Corporation which also produces for Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, New Zealand, and the UK, which uses this pesticide to treat seeds for corn and canola. This is the same company that makes Aleve, Alka Seltzer, and of course Bayer Aspirin.
Over the years, starting in earnest with the Kemano Completion Project fight in 1993, I’ve been highly critical of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and its politicization by the Mulroney government of that day. I was hit with a massive lawsuit by former Minister Tom Siddon which my insurers stupidly settled (I made that comment publicly immediately upon the news release). I had support from many former DFO scientists and I’m satisfied that my statements were accurate. When the KCP was approved in 1986 this was because the politicians told DFO to do as it was told. Now we have proof of DFO working on behalf of salmon farmers via a document filed at the Cohen Commission.
Hate to break it to you, but if it's really the end of the world tomorrow ( or tonight ), as Harold Camping and his followers attest, you're almost certainly screwed .
A Vancouver-based clean technology start-up called Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies wants to turn what gets flushed down your toilet into fertilizer. Why is this good?
Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation Wednesday to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a major victory to clean-water advocates who sought to reduce the amount of trash clogging landfills, the region’s waterways and the ocean. Egged on by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and an array of environmental groups, the City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 12 months at an estimated 7,500 stores. Councilman Bernard Parks cast the lone no vote.
If you are a nature enthusiast and want to know which types of trees you encounter every day, you will have a tough time doing so. Thankfully however there is a new tool available that will help you easily identify plants and trees. This tool is called LeafSnap. LeafSnap is a free to use service that catalogues high definition pictures of tree leaves, flowers, and even fruits.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.
The world's addiction to plastic is filling up landfills, clogging the oceans, and even becoming a food source for birds -- but finding another material that's as durable, heat-resistant, light, and useful hasn't been easy.
Photo via Northrup Spiders spend a lot of time crafting their webs in hopes of making a meal out of all manner of winged insect--but a recently discovered species of wasp is found to use the spider's engineering prowess to its own advantage.
As GreenAnswers continues to plant trees on behalf of our community, we thought it would be a good time to present some interesting and lesser known facts about these giant wonders of nature that we are working so hard to protect. What impact can a single tree have on the environment? Usually when people think about trees it is in large terms, like giant rainforests, thousands of acres of deforestation, and millions of tons of carbon. All the while, the power of a single tree can go unrecognized.
MEXICO CITY—A magnitude-6.5 earthquake shook a wide area of southern and central Mexico on Thursday, sending people fleeing into the streets, but causing only minor reported damage. The epicentre was located near Las Choapas, a town of about 83,000 residents about 600 kilometres southeast of Mexico City.
By Bobby Carmichael, USA TODAY
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 12:39 GMT, 26 March 2011 Scientists probing the deaths of baby dolphins in the area affected by last year's BP oil spill have been ordered by the government not to speak about the project. Wildlife biologists who have been contracted by the National Marine Fisheries Service to investigate a huge rise in dolphin mortality this year must keep their findings confidential.
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