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It's Not Just the Bees! 'Neonic' Pesticides Linked to Bird Declines


Environment  (tags: neonicotinoids, the birds and the bees, pesticides, ecosystems, environment, protection, healthconditions, wildlife, habitat, habitatdestruction )

Cal
- 380 days ago - theecologist.org
A study published today in Nature shows a strong correlation between concentrations of a popular neonicotinoid pesticide in water, and bird declines



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Past Member (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 4:06 am
Noted, thanks Cal.
 

Ana MESNER (227)
Friday July 18, 2014, 4:38 am
Noted :(

Thank you Cal for posting.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 4:38 am
Noted.
 

AniMae C. (460)
Friday July 18, 2014, 5:46 am
Everything living is affected by poisons.
 

Natasha Salgado on holidays (635)
Friday July 18, 2014, 5:50 am
Horrible. All pesticides need a ban.
 

pam w. (139)
Friday July 18, 2014, 6:36 am
HELL!
 

Debbie S. (33)
Friday July 18, 2014, 7:47 am
Not surprising, it stands to reason if it effects one species it will effect several and will eventually effect all of us.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 7:56 am
http://action.sumofus.org/a/bayer-birds/3/11/?akid=6195.6491121.hgqsSX&rd=1&sub=fwd&t=1
 

ValAWAYNOFWDPLZ B. (74)
Friday July 18, 2014, 8:53 am
lol nevermind, i just erased a rant! Thanks for the article, Cal. Neonics are crap, I don't know why there is any question as to whether or not they should be banned!
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Friday July 18, 2014, 10:07 am
Greed kills.
 

Karen Bastin (3)
Friday July 18, 2014, 1:25 pm
Thank you Cal. Great posting and I will most definitely share this on facebook,.twitter and in conversations with friends. This earth of ours can be a good place for all species and beings. The human being is the only species that can make this possible. People like yourself and others who make the effort to spread awareness, are at the cornerstone of change. Good for you!!!;
 

Birgit W. (156)
Friday July 18, 2014, 1:37 pm
Well it all makes sense, as birds eat insects. Thanks.
 

gabriele jefferson (151)
Friday July 18, 2014, 1:49 pm
noted, shared on fb,twitter, g+, thx.
 

molly brown (14)
Friday July 18, 2014, 2:01 pm
Noted and shared thankyou
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:22 pm
Pesticides harms all living things along with the damage it does to the water, land and air.
 

Ruth C. (274)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:53 pm
Ban all pesticides!
 

Liz no FWDS Gillard (110)
Friday July 18, 2014, 4:57 pm
Noted and here in the UK there has been a decline in Swallows,House Martins and Swifts that visit each spring along with many birds that are now on the RED list for danger of disappearing forever,when i was growing up in the fifties there were many sparrows,starlings and many more species that i see so few of these day and i am a bird lover who has been feeding the birds for over thirty years and i notice the decline in birds,is Pesticides to blame!!! It would be a sad day if our Bees and Birds were lost to these harmful Pesticides and humans will pay the price in the end,they need to be BANNED!!! Thank you Cal.Liz Xx
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday July 18, 2014, 6:13 pm
Wow!
 

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday July 18, 2014, 6:34 pm
So when the producers & distributors of these deadly pesticides have reduced the numbers of Bitds & Bees so low that there is a food shortage then so deemed worthy will be saved with those delicious GMO products. THINK BEFORE YOU ACT TO SUPPORT THIS PLAN.
 

Theresa Robinson (77)
Friday July 18, 2014, 7:34 pm
OMG!!!!!!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. JUST BAN THESE KILLER PESTICIDES ONCE AND FOR ALL PLEASE. JUST WANTED TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU ALL I'VE HAVE NOTICE THAT I DON'T HEAR CRICKET'S ANY-MORE. AND WHEN I GO CAMPING IN SOME PLACES. JUST WANTED TO KNOW THANKS. THANK-YOU FOR SHARING CAL! HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND TO ALL AT CARE 2 :) THERESA R.
 

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Friday July 18, 2014, 7:34 pm
We have tom take care of the bees and the birds.
 

Debra G. (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 10:43 pm
So, not quite DDT but close enough to mess with the ecosystem. Are we surprised?
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (43)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 12:53 am
Obviously! Noted. Thanks for the article.
 

Panchali Yapa (19)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 6:45 am
Thank you
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 7:32 am
Noted.
 

Krista Away Slavin (228)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 7:54 am
Pesticides hurt a lot more than bees and birds. I believe they hurt us too. Bojan, I signed the petition you posted also. Thanks
 

Lona Goudswaard (78)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 9:42 am
Thanks so much for posting this, Cal. This of course has been a major issue in the Netherlands when the news of the study first broke. Our parliament has already asked the secretary of state responsible for environmental issues to look into it. But the lobby of corporation like Bayer, BASF and even Monsanto is very powerful too. It probably turn out into one of those compromises the Dutch are so famous for.
The largest decline in birds was naturally found in the area's with the highest concentrations of neonicotinoid pesticide and these were found the waterways of our large glasshouse cultivation areas. These glasshouse farmers will probably be forced to filter any neonicotinoids from the water they release to these open waters. This will circumvent a ban on the insecticides containing this toxic and placing the problem with the growers. If they have any sense at all, they will not invest in very expensive filtration systems and having to put their prices up, but just stop using the nasty stuff.
 

Dave C. (236)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 1:00 pm
sadly noted.
 

Ben Oscarsito (380)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 1:28 pm
I'm waiting for a worldwide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, my guess is that I have to wait a looong time!
 

Hartson Doak (34)
Monday July 21, 2014, 10:45 am
Back in the 60s, I read a scifi short story about the future. In this future, everyone had to go to get shots every week. These shots were to counter the poisons that were in out food. This looks like the feedback loop that the Mega Pharma, Big Ag and the chemical industries have planned for us.
 

Betty Kelly (4)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 1:38 pm
FDA & EPA need to do their jobs and GET THE PESTICIDES OUT-OUT OF OUR FOOD.
 
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