Showing posts from May 12, 2016

How Rising CO2 Levels May Contribute to Die-Off of Bees

environment360 PinP  photo. As they investigate the factors behind the decline of bee populations, scientists are now eyeing a new culprit — soaring levels of carbon dioxide, which alter plant physiology and significantly reduce protein in important sources of pollen.  Story here.

American Beekeepers Suffer Another Unsustainable Loss of Honey Bee Colonies.

Nation of Change  Canadian beekeeper Tim Wendell.  PinP photo The Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, report losing 44 percent of their total number of colonies managed over the last year—close to the highest annual loss in the past six years. Story here. NOTE: Latest available figures show Canada in much better shape. According to the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists, colony loss here, nationwide over the winter of 2014-15  was just 16.4%.

5 Images Explain Why the Alberta Forest Fires Are So Hard to Stop

WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE Fires are a natural part of many boreal forest ecosystems, but…. Story here.