For bees, pollution makes no scents

Fuentes, whose study was published in the Journal of Atmospheric Environment, used mathematical models to estimate how far fragrance molecules could travel. Fuentes and his team concluded that scent trails traveled up to 1,200 meters in pre-industrial times. Today, those same scents may waft for only up to 300 meters in urban pollution before bonding with ozone and other pollutants and losing their punch.

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