Tag Archives: study

Even low doses of insecticides put honeybees at risk

Even low doses of insecticides put honeybees at risk

Even low doses of insecticides put honeybees at risk [Date: 2011-08-31] Scientists in France have discovered that honeybees are at a higher risk of dying from infection by Nosema ceranae (N. ceranae) when they are exposed to low doses of insecticides.…

Plant life is under threat, but how do we know?

Plant life is under threat, but how do we know? To date, plant species are considered to be at risk of extinction if they inhabit a limited geographical area and have a small population size. But thanks to a new study of a range of plant specimens from South Africa and the United Kingdom, an international consortium of biologists have shown that these criteria wrongly categorise species as at risk when they are newly arrived in an area.…

Scientists shed light on forest soil and nitrous oxide connection

Scientists shed light on forest soil and nitrous oxide connection [Date: 2011-04-13] Greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions have swelled due to reactive nitrogen compounds from transport, industry and agriculture, new research shows. Presented in the journal Nature, the European Nitrogen Assessment (ENA) study reveals that forest soil-generated N2O emission is at least twice as high as the figure projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).…
Top