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Study links pesticide use to dying colonies of zombie bees

Scientists have reported that a certain class of pesticides is turning bees into zombies by killing vital brain cells, leaving them unable to learn, gather food and reproduce.

Study links pesticide use to dying colonies of zombie bees
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Study resolves mystery gap in potent greenhouse gas emissions
(Mon 27/04)
Reported emissions of a group of potent greenhouse gases from developed countries are shown to be largely accurate, but for the wrong reasons, according to new findings from an international study led by the University o... Read more

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Cutting school bus emissions could result in 14 million fewer absences
(Thu 23/04)
The use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses 25 million children ride every day in the United States could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by ... Read more

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Study finds Amazon rainforest losses impact on climate change
(Tue 21/04)
Human activity has removed more than ten percent of trees and plants from the Amazon rainforest since the 1960s, a new study has found.... Read more

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Green gas from grass to be cleaner and cheaper than fracking
(Mon 20/04)
Britain's leading green energy company, Ecotricity, is set to roll out a new way of generating gas following several years of research and development into making green gas from grass.... Read more



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Study links pesticide use to dying colonies of zombie bees
(Thu 30/04)
Scientists have reported that a certain class of pesticides is turning bees into zombies by killing vital brain cells, leaving them unable to learn, gather food and reproduce.

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Study resolves mystery gap in potent greenhouse gas emissions
(Mon 27/04)
Reported emissions of a group of potent greenhouse gases from developed countries are shown to be largely accurate, but for the wrong reasons, according to new findings from an international study led by the University o

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Cutting school bus emissions could result in 14 million fewer absences
(Thu 23/04)
The use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses 25 million children ride every day in the United States could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by

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Study finds Amazon rainforest losses impact on climate change
(Tue 21/04)
Human activity has removed more than ten percent of trees and plants from the Amazon rainforest since the 1960s, a new study has found.

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Green gas from grass to be cleaner and cheaper than fracking
(Mon 20/04)
Britain's leading green energy company, Ecotricity, is set to roll out a new way of generating gas following several years of research and development into making green gas from grass.

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Discovery could help power more homes from Earth's natural heat
(Wed 15/04)
More homes could be powered by the Earth's natural underground heat with a new, non-toxic and potentially recyclable liquid that is expected to use half as much water as other fluids used to tap into otherwise unreachab

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Sewer study finds rise in hospital admissions following heavy rainfall
(Mon 13/04)
Emergency hospital admissions rise following heavy rainfall after a new study found consumers’ drinking water can be contaminated by the release of untreated wastewater, increasing the risk for gastrointestinal illness

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Renewable propane marks big step towards next generation of biofuels
(Fri 10/04)
Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the development of the next generation of biofuels by discovering a method to manufacture renewable propane.

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The huge carbon cost of converting land for biofuel crops
(Thu 02/04)
The drive to convert land to grow crops to match the demand for biofuels could have caused as much carbon dioxide to be released into the atmosphere as 34 coal-fired power plants operating for one year, according to new

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UK beach-goers suffer increased risk of antibiotic resistance
(Mon 30/03)
Recreational users of coastal waters such as swimmers and surfers are at risk of exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to the findings of new research.

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Study finds Mediterranean diet is good for health... and the planet
(Fri 27/03)
The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-documented, but as well as being healthier, the menu traditionally eaten in Spain creates less of a carbon footprint as that of the US or the United Kingdom.

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Above-average temperatures lead to lowest ever Arctic sea ice cover
(Fri 20/03)
This winter’s Arctic sea ice cover is the lowest on record as satellite image studies reveal the polar region is now over a million square kilometres of ice down from 30-year averages.

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Pesticides not the sole cause of honey bee colony declines, study finds
(Wed 18/03)
Colony declines are a major threat to the world's honey bees, as well as the many wild plants and crops the bees pollinate. Among the line-up of possible culprits - including parasites, disease, climate stress and malnu

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NASA plans $805m mission to study Earth's oceans and atmosphere
(Sat 14/03)
NASA has confirmed the beginning of work on a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere and advance studies of the impact of environmental changes on ocean he

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Breakthrough discovery captures carbon at half the energy cost
(Wed 11/03)
Chemists at UC Berkeley have made a major step forward in carbon-capture technology with a material that can efficiently remove carbon from the ambient air of a submarine as readily as from the polluted emissions of a co