23 Oct '17, 12pm

Where Have All the Insects Gone? #care2

Where Have All the Insects Gone? #care2

Insect populations are crashing, and the decline has the potential to cause ecological catastrophe. This stark warning comes after scientists reviewed insect life across over 60 of Germany’s national nature reserves. The research, led by Radboud University in the Netherlands, builds on other studies that have shown rapid decline in butterflies , bees and other vital flying insect species over the past few decades. In their study — published in the scientific journal “PLOS One ” this month — the researchers detail how a group of amateur entomologists adopted a strict model for collecting insects in 1989. This method, which involves using malaise traps to sample insect diversity, meant that the data gathered over proceeding years was reliable enough that scientists could analyze the data for trends and other patterns. Researchers found that insect life appears to have fallen...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/where-have-all-the-insects-go...

Tweets

Do Animals Dream?

Do Animals Dream?

care2.com 23 Oct '17, 12am

Written by Sy Montgomery, coauthor of Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind The electric eel exhibit at t...

Good News! New York Just Banned Circus Elephants #care2

Good News! New York Just Banned Circus Elephant...

care2.com 23 Oct '17, 9pm

Animal advocates are celebrating another major victory for animals: New York state has officially banned performing elepha...

Tell Kenya and South Africa to Stop the Donkey Slaughter #care2

Tell Kenya and South Africa to Stop the Donkey ...

care2.com 22 Oct '17, 2pm

Thanks to increasing demand for rhino horn and tiger parts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, we have seen a dramatic declin...

@Bobbie_Dazzler, old fruit - loved your report on stinky durian for ScienceInAction

@Bobbie_Dazzler, old fruit - loved your report ...

bbc.co.uk 26 Oct '17, 8pm

A few decades ago, when you drove down a country road anywhere in Europe, your car windscreen would get splattered with th...

Thousands Demand Justice for Pit Bull Who Died After Being Thrown From Minivan #care2

Thousands Demand Justice for Pit Bull Who Died ...

care2.com 21 Oct '17, 10pm

He was already suffering before someone threw him out of a minivan. And soon after, he died in an emergency vet clinic. Th...

A few more sizes just restocked! Get them befor...

thefryecompany.com 27 Oct '17, 7pm

We believe that our extraordinary craftsmanship translates into a near perfect fit, which with time gets even better as it...

What Americans Fear in 2017 Is Much Different than Last Year #care2

What Americans Fear in 2017 Is Much Different t...

care2.com 20 Oct '17, 11pm

Every year since 2014, Chapman University has asked a random sampling of about 1,200 United States residents what scares t...

Flying insects have declined by 75 percent in 27 years, surprised researchers say | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Flying insects have declined by 75 percent in 2...

mnn.com 19 Oct '17, 6pm

Insects may be in trouble, if a study published in the journal PLOS One is any indication. Conducted over the course of 27...

Rescuers Come Together to Help the Animal Victims of California's Wildfires #care2

Rescuers Come Together to Help the Animal Victi...

care2.com 21 Oct '17, 1am

As thousands of firefighters continue to battle wildfires blazing across California, rescuers are coming together to help ...

German Nature Reserves Have Lost More Than 75% ...

ecowatch.com 19 Oct '17, 2pm

A new study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE adds more evidence that insect populations around the globe are in...

Americans Are #Willing to Pay a Carbon Tax #care2

Americans Are #Willing to Pay a Carbon Tax #care2

care2.com 21 Oct '17, 3pm

When debating the need to address climate change, conservative political leaders in the United States are often quick to a...

This hotel has gone to the cats | MNN - Mother Nature Network

This hotel has gone to the cats | MNN - Mother ...

mnn.com 26 Oct '17, 7pm

In the 1920s, a stray cat wandered into the Algonquin Hotel in Midtown New York. No one had the heart to tell the kitty to...

How Many Cancer Cures Have We Wiped Out Already? #care2

How Many Cancer Cures Have We Wiped Out Already...

care2.com 20 Oct '17, 2pm

Have you ever seen the movie Medicine Man ? Sean Connery plays a researcher deep in the rainforest who has discovered a cu...