Study Shows Car Exhaust Destroys Honeybees’ Sense of Smell

October 3, 2013 by  
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A new UK study shows that the fumes emitted by cars may have a devastating impact on honeybees’ ability to find and recognize flowers to use as food. The scientists found that pollutants in diesel destroyed the natural aroma of rapeseed flowers, making their smell so different that bees didn’t even recognize the plants as food. While many are pointing to harsh new pesticides as the cause of honeybee decline around the world, traffic fumes may be one more stressor that is helping to push global bee populations to the brink. Read the rest of Study Shows Car Exhaust Destroys Honeybees’ Sense of Smell Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , bee deaths , bee decline , car exhaust , colony collapse disorder , diesel fumes , gasoline fumes , honeybees , traffic fumes        

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Exposure to Diesel Fumes During Pregnancy is Associated With Lethargy in Offsprings

March 24, 2010 by  
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The Best Film About a Plastic Bag You’ll Ever See

March 24, 2010 by  
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Plastics. In the Graduate, it’s the big secret Benjamin gets from a well-meaning family friend, and it’s one of our dirtiest, creepiest secrets too

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ReCellular Spares Landfills From Over 1.6 Million Pounds of e-Wasted Cell Phones

March 24, 2010 by  
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These really old cell phones *still* aren’t junk… Photo via goosmurf We go through a lot of cell phones

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California Taking Steps Toward Water Management with New Smart Meters

March 24, 2010 by  
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Photo via ianmunroe Smart water management technology is set to be a $16 billion industry over the next 10 years as companies and governments recognize that efficient water management is as important – if not more important – than smart electricity management. Of course, if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it, which is just why California is gearing up with smart water..

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7 Epic Snorkeling Spots Around the World

March 24, 2010 by  
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Photos: BonitoWeb.com.br, DiveQuest.co.uk, Slackadventure . The summer is coming and the mind starts wondering about vacation plans. While it’s always better to consider a staycation , if you’re thinking about traveling, you may think about snorkeling destinations: places where you can appreciate nature, reflect about the real danger of dirty waterways

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