Archive for October, 2006


Protecting the Spineless from Extinction

Published on October 26, 2006

October 26, 2006 from Morning Edition STEVE INSKEEP, host: Honeybees used to be about the only bug anybody thought worth saving. Now one group is trying to protect even the insects you want to squash. NPR’s John Nielsen has more. JOHN NIELSEN: Scott Hoffman Black tends to stare at things that other people stay away Read more …


Pollinators’ Decline Called Threat to Crops

Published on October 19, 2006

By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, October 19, 2006 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/18/AR2006101801712.html Birds, bees, bats and other species that pollinate North American plant life are losing population, according to a study released yesterday by the National Research Council. This “demonstrably downward” trend could damage dozens of commercially important crops, scientists warned, since three-quarters of all Read more …


Bees, other pollinators may be declining in U.S.

Published on October 1, 2006

WASHINGTON, Oct 18, 2006 (Reuters) – Bees and other important pollinators such as birds and bats may be on the decline in the United States, putting crops and other plants at risk, experts reported on Wednesday. But there is not enough information to determine how bad the problem is, the National Research Council said in Read more …