Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline

Science 04/18/19, 04:52

More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinizing everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study.Researchers from the University of New Hampshire wanted to understand if the documented declines ...

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

U.S. 02/21/19, 10:21

Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies.That's the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes.The researchers found ...

Missing the monarchs: Iconic butterflies are scarce in Idaho

U.S. 01/26/19, 14:29

Something catastrophically wrong happened in 2018 to monarch butterflies.Idaho wildlife biologist Ross Winton spent years working with monarch butterflies. With the help of volunteers, he would carefully put a tiny tag the size of a paper hole punch on about ...

Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

U.S. 09/20/18, 01:13

A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of ...

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