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Bees don’t like diesels!

Diesel fumes may be reducing the  availability of almost half the most common flower odours that bees use to find their food, new research has found. The new findings suggest that toxic nitrous oxide (NOx) in diesel exhausts could be… read more

Trash or Treasure? Repurposing Food Waste to Feed ..

“If I offered you a bruised banana, you probably wouldn’t be interested,” said Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management. “But what if I offered you some banana ice cream on a hot summer… read more

Help the Monarch recover

Jode Roberts has spent a lot of the summer checking out ditches and fields along the sides of roads, railways and trails. At first, he didn’t like what he was seeing. Roberts, who is leading the David Suzuki Foundation’s effort… read more

Ants – pests or pest controllers?

While many are used to thinking of ants as pests  – especially during the summertime -, ( see f.i. on this site Cleaning tips to avoid pests in your home)  new research (published in British Ecological Society’s Journal of Applied… read more

Forests can play key role to end global hunger

Trees offer a multitude of ecological services. For instance, they support bees and other pollinators, which are essential for crop production including on farmland. They also provide animal fodder that enables communities to produce meat and milk, and protect streams… read more