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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Erie, PA

    Default Air Pollution & Bees

    More bad news on humans' effect on bees:
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Goshen, IN, USA


    Amazing, isn't it? I mean, we've known for a few centuries now that pollution despoils the beauty of our own habitat, and have known for almost as long that many of our current and former methods of industry and lifestyle are destroying habitat/ecosystems, nevermind individual species... Here's just another reason why we need to change the way we do things. And somehow, our current political debates all seem to boil down to CO2 emissions and climate change, as though this were a new problem...? ok, I'm done with my mini-rant.

    Interesting article tho. I wouldn't have guessed that ozone would have that large an impact on a bee's ability to find her flowers. Does anyone else live in/near a city with "ozone days"?


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