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How to avoid the insect apocalypse

This story was originally published on Newsroom.co.nz and is republished with permission. Are our insect pollinators doomed to die, taking us with them? The science is patchy but one thing 70 scientists from around the world are clear on is that inaction is …
bubmag
January 9, 2020
Bees

Exotic new crop could put Florida on world spice map

MIAMI (AP) Vanilla has an undeserved reputation for being blah, as in plain vanilla, the flavor for people who consider chocolate too daring. The truth is a vanilla bean is an exotic thing the only edible fruit of the orchid family and an essential ingredien…
bubmag
January 4, 2020
Bees

A year of reckoning for the climate crisis

Keeping track of climate change should come with a health advisory: You should have a high threshold for anxiety and dread. Because, in case you havent heard, the news isnt good. 2019 started with fires ravaging California, and ends with fires ravaging Austr…
bubmag
December 29, 2019
Bees

Unseen 2019: Silence of the bees

Why have 500 million bees died in Brazil in the past three months?" was the dramatic headline in The Guardian on 29 August. On 16 October, the BBC published a news article headlined 21 Species In North Ireland At The Risk Of Extinction. In a piece on 22 March…
bubmag
December 28, 2019