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‘Murder hornets’: race to protect North America's honeybees from giant invader

Scientists and apiarists fear that, if permitted to spread unchecked, the hornets, which feast on honeybee larvae, could have disastrous consequences for tens of thousands of hives.

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Biodiversity

Stuck at home, scientists discover 9 new insect species

Without a DNA sequencer, two Los Angeles entomologists relied on two of biology’s oldest tools: microscopes and lots of free time.
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Biodiversity

Plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida gets go-ahead

A plan to release a horde of 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida and Texas is a step closer to fruition after a state regulator approved the idea, over the objections of many environmentalists.

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Climate

The grand old trees of the world are dying, leaving forests younger and shorter

The effects on wildlife and the ability of forests to store CO2 from fossil fuels could be enormous.
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Toxics

‘Overtaken by aliens’: India faces another plague as locusts swarm

Blizzards of bugs are descending on India at an already tough time. Scientists say climate change is making the infestation worse.
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Climate

What insects eat vital to future of food, says Aberdeen University study

The study has found that much like humans, insects will change their diet to try new things depending on where they are. The discovery, led by Dr Lesley Lancaster, could have a serious impact on crops as global warming causes insects to colonise new regions.

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Opinion

Margaret Renkl: America’s killer lawns

Homeowners use up 10 times more pesticide per acre than farmers do. But we can change what we do in our own yards.
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Climate

How counting caterpillars can help scientists understand climate change

Insects are a vital food source for migratory birds. Scientists need your help tracking how these insect populations are responding to climate change.
Toxics

Pandemics aren't just for people: Five disease threats to wildlife

Diseases can cause animal populations to decline or even go extinct. And they’re often worsened by environmental threats caused by people.
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Climate

Global insect population shrinks by roughly 27 percent over 30 years: report

A new report documents a staggering decline in the insect population across more than 1,600 globally distributed locations. It confirms that around the world, more than 25 percent, or one-quarter, of terrestrial insects, such as bees and butterflies have perished in the past 30 years.

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Toxics

Where have all the insects gone?

Bugs aren’t just occasional nuisances, they’re crucial to the environment. Now populations of species worldwide are falling at alarming rates.
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Justice

Farming insects to save lemurs

An innovative approach to Madagascar's malnutrition crisis may be one of the best hopes for protecting the island nation's imperiled primates and the forests they call home.
Toxics

How London’s trees help boost the local economy

Shady trees mean less air conditioning and increased worker productivity in the summer months.
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Justice

Women environmental activists are nothing new

Three women were ahead of their time in being committed to helping the planet.
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Japan's fatal forest mistake, and the force to fix it

Japanese forests may have a lesson or two for current efforts to replenish Earth's trees.
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