Wild Bee Decline A Sign of Europe's 'Ecological Disaster'

March 20, 2015 11:33 PM

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Wild Bee Decline A Sign of Europe's 'Ecological Disaster'

Nearly one in 10 European wild bee species is facing the threat of extinction, according to the first assessment of the continent's bee populations, published Thursday.

As environmentalists have long noted, bees and other pollinators are essential to the world's food supply, farming system, and environment. However, both in Europe and the U.S., they have been threatened by industrial agriculture practices, insecticides, and climate change, which causes more heavy r...

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