Saturday, January 08, 2011

Our Wicked, Wicked Ways

We've apparently entered a period of accelerated extinction. And unlike the ginned up climate frauds, vulnerable species can't take toxic chemicals and electromagnetic radiation.

Four Previously Abundant Species of Bumblebee Close to Disappearing in U.S.

"Four previously abundant species of bumblebee are close to disappearing in the United States, researchers reported on Monday in a study confirming that the agriculturally important bees are being affected worldwide.
They documented a 96 percent decline in the numbers of the four species, and said their range had shrunk by as much as 87 percent. As with honeybees, a pathogen is partly involved, but the researchers also found evidence the bees are vulnerable to inbreeding caused by habitat loss.
“We provide incontrovertible evidence that multiple Bombus species have experienced sharp population declines at the national level,” the researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, calling the findings “alarming.”
“These are one of the most important pollinators of native plants,” Sydney Cameron of the University of Illinois, Urbana, who led the study, said in a telephone interview."


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