|If We're Serious about Saving Bees and Butterflies, Here's What We Should Do|
Ecological Gardening - 2/25/2015. By Adrian Ayres Fisher - Pollinator, beneficial insect, and general ecosystem health will not improve unless: 1) large scale pesticide use is curtailed on agricultural land, on public land such as roadsides and city parks, on large corporate and institutional campuses, and in private backyards and gardens across the nation; 2) agricultural and landscaping practices designed to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem health are instituted on a large scale in rural, suburban and urban areas; and 3) widespread IPM methods are instituted, again on a large scale.
|Agricultural insecticides pose a global risk to surface water bodies|
Environmental News Network - 2/25/2015. Tilo Arnhold, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - Streams within approximately 40% of the global land surface are at risk from the application of insecticides. These were the results from the first global map to be modeled on insecticide runoff to surface waters, which has just been published in the journal Environmental Pollution.