Neonicotinoid insecticides kill honeybee sperm

August 1, 2016 by  
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A new scientific study adds to the growing amount of evidence that shows pesticides are harming bees . The study published this month in Proceedings of the Royal Society B is the first to look at how neonicotinoid insecticides impact male honeybee fertility – and the findings aren’t good. Led by Lars Straub of the University of Bern in Switzerland, the researchers took bees that had been exposed to two types of neonicotinoid insecticides, thiamethoxam and clothianidin, and then monitored them in the lab. They found the exposed bees had shorter lifespans and their “living sperm quantity” was reduced by 39 percent, compared with bees not exposed to the insecticides. They said their findings showed “for the first time” that neonicotinoid insecticides can indeed “negatively affect male insect reproductive capacity.” Related: Pesticide industry spending ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’ to slow U.S. bee protection Drones hit sexual maturity around 14 days, but the research revealed 32 percent of the exposed bees had already died by that time. Only 17 percent of unexposed bees died by that time. Further, exposed bees only live for about 15 days, as opposed to unexposed bees who live for 22 days. These numbers don’t bode well for bees, according to researchers. They said, “This could have severe consequences for colony fitness, as well as reduce genetic variation within honeybee populations.” The Guardian spoke with Peter Campbell of Syngenta, makers of thiamethoxam, about the study. Here’s what he had to say: “Given the multiple mating of honeybee queens it is unclear what the consequences of a reduction in sperm quality would actually have on queen fecundity.” Scientific research has shown neonicotinoids reduce queen bee production and colony growth , and that neonicotinoids compromise physiology and reproductive anatomy in queen bees. The European Union banned neonicotinoids in 2013 , although in 2015 the UK briefly lifted the ban. Via The Guardian Images via Pixabay and Wikimedia Commons

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Bucolic UK renovation hearkens back to simpler, greener times

February 26, 2016 by  
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Stunning Sculptural Sound Walls Sweep Across Melbourne’s Freeway

February 28, 2015 by  
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Rusted Corten Steel Fins Define the Interior and Exterior of the Corten House in Belgium

November 4, 2014 by  
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Infoversum Pop Up Cinema Sits on a Dutch Campus like Something from Outer Space

July 11, 2014 by  
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Nik Baeyens’ Portable Flatpack Fire Basket is Perfect for Storytelling on Warm Summer Nights

May 5, 2014 by  
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Inspired by the shape and movement of a spider and the mythology of ancient storytelling signs and symbols, “ FIREWALKWITHME ” is a portable knockdown fire basket made of corten steel by designer Nik Baeyens . The flatpack parts are comfortable to carry and can be easily assembled using “no screw – no glue” principles. After use the fire basket can be disassembled and hung on the wall as a “Sacred Fire Object”. + Nik Baeyens Photography by Maarten Stappaerts The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , camping , Corten steel , fire basket , FIREWALKWITHME , Flatpack , flatpack design , green design , Nik Baeyens , outdoor furniture , sustainable design

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Rugged Corten Steel Clads Minimalist ‘House for a Photographer’ in South Wales

March 26, 2014 by  
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Gorgeous Viewpoint Platform Invites Busy Londoners to Enjoy the Wildlife of Regents’ Canal

February 13, 2014 by  
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DAPstockholm’s Energy-Efficient Villa Midgard is Nestled Into the Swedish Countryside

December 7, 2012 by  
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A Clever Façade of Corten Steel Shutters Spiffs Up the San Vincente Ferrer in Madrid

November 7, 2012 by  
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