Tag Archives: pollution

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Biology | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Synthetic Pheromone Packets a Safer Way to Fight Mountain Pine Beetle Infestations

Pesticides often have larger effects than we intend. Some of those used in responding to the mountain pine beetle infestation are no different. Carbaryl, the active ingredient in the most common sprays used to protect trees against beetles, is one … Continue reading

Posted in Misc | Tagged | Comments Off

Air pollution disabling bees

Air pollution interferes with the ability of bees and other insects to follow the scent of flowers to their source, undermining the essential process of pollination, a study by three University of Virginia researchers suggests. Read more

Posted in Biology | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Air Pollution Impedes Bees’ Ability to Find Flowers

Air pollution interferes with the ability of bees and other insects to follow the scent of flowers to their source, undermining the essential process of pollination, a study by three University of Virginia researchers suggests. Read more

Posted in Behavior, Diseases and pesticides | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off