Where Have All the Songbirds Gone?

 
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07 March 2018 10:09
 

A paragraph in this month’s Sierra Magazine reports that, “The number of flying insects in German nature reserves has plunged by three-quarters over the past quarter century.” 

Remember ‘SILENT SPRING’ - Rachel Carson’s book about the toxic effects of DDT that helped lead to the banning of that stuff?  Now there’s neonicotinoids - 5,000 - 10,000 times more toxic than DDT.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/53998b/the-new-ddt-is-starving-out-insect-eating-songbirds

quote:  “First the collapse of bee populations and now the stunning decline in bird numbers in North America and Europe are being linked to a new generation of insecticides called neonicotinoids, a poison 5,000-10,000 times more toxic than DDT.

[ Edited: 07 March 2018 10:14 by unsmoked]