Showing posts from June 19, 2016

37 Million Bees Instantly Dropped Dead After Farms Started Spraying "Neonics" on Crops

Nation of Change                                                           Honeybee on milkthistle plant. Photo credit:  Fir0002 Dave Schuit, a honey-producer in Elmwood, Canada,   said that his farm lost  37 million bees   almost immediately  after a nearby farm began planting GMO corn and spraying neonics on their crops.  Story here.

There’s Nothing Average About This Year’s Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’

EcoWatch Jellyfish - said to be one of the few creatures able to survive & thrive in dead zones. Photo credit -    Dan90266 The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its  annual forecast for the size of the Gulf of Mexico “ dead zone ”—an area of coastal water where low oxygen is lethal to marine life. They say we should expect an “average year.” That doesn’t sound so bad, but as we wrote last year , the dead zone average is approximately 6,000 square miles or the size of the state of Connecticut. Average is not normal. Story here.