by Tim Wesley, Natural News:
They had it coming. Beekeepers weren’t too surprised when studies came out and confirmed that neonic pesticides were killing worker and queen bees.
The study published in Journal Science found that 25 percent of bees that were exposed to high levels of neonic pesticides lose their lives. Study co-author Amro Zayed from the Toronto York University said: “We found higher worker mortality, deficits in learning and memory, differences in queen and reproductive biology. All of these have been found in other experiments by other researchers. So we’re validating all of these findings.”
It didn’t come as a surprise to beekeepers since neonic pesticides have already been in use for years now. Neonicotinoids belong to a new class of insecticides that are chemically related to nicotine. Neonicotinoid literally means “new nicotine-like insecticides” and it acts on certain kinds of receptors in the nerve synapse. A neonicotinoid is more likely to be lethal to invertebrates, like insects, rather than birds, mammals, and other organisms. It is popular because of its water solubility, which means it can be incorporated to soil and then absorbed by plants.
Global Warming Alarmists Have Jumped The Shark: Stephen Hawking Claims Climate Change Could Turn Earth Into Venus
by Daniel Lang, SHTF Plan:
Proponents of man-made global warming have a habit of making frightening predictions that never come true. Every ten years or so, they tells us that within a decade the human race will have destroyed the planet with our carbon emitting vehicles and power plants. They say the same thing every time. The seas will rise several feet, atmospheric temperatures will skyrocket, ecosystems will be obliterated, and human civilization will collapse. And after ten years passes by without incident, they shamelessly make their next prediction.
The latest prediction is perhaps the most outlandish, and it comes from a source that you might not expect.