Global bee populations are on the decline. And in Southwest China they have become so rare that fruit plantations are no longer being pollinated. Farmers are now doing it themselves.
Surveys in Europe and North America show a dramatic decline in the number of bugs buzzing around. Although global data are missing, many researchers are convinced this environmental disaster is happening worldwide.
Paper cups are killing India's honeybees, two studies show. The important pollinators are attracted to the sugary residue left behind by beverages. Small changes could make a big difference in saving India's bees.
Starting to feel your nose twitch? Hayfever sufferers will notice quicker than most when pollen season starts, but that doesn't mean everyone else shouldn't learn a thing or two about this remarkable process of nature.
Many people see insects as annoying pests. But British biologist Dave Goulson cautions: A world without insect is a dull place without coffee and chocolate — and with dead animals and cow patties piling up.
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