Thursday, October 3, 2013

Are Diesel Exhaust Fumes to Blame for Honeybee Colony Collapse?

"New research, though, suggests there may be an overlooked problem: the exhaust fumes produced by diesel-powered engines. As described in a study published today in Scientific Reports, a group of researchers from the UK’s University of Southampton found that the pollution produced by diesel combustion reduces bees’ ability to recognize the scent of various flowers—a key sense they use in navigating and finding food sources..."
Diesel Exhaust and Honey Bees

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