bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Scientists say pollinating Bs are declining

The Boston Globe is worried about there other Bs: bees, bats and birds. As pollinators to about 75% of all flowering plants, they are vital to the economy. But they are in decline.

A report issued today by the National Academy of Sciences said that the three species are “demonstrably” declining, but declined to quantify. The 15 scientists who wrote the report called on donors to fund research to take a census of bees, birds, and bats; examine habitat loss; and to measure the effects of certain diseases on birds and bees.



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