A deadly new type of neuro-pesticide is decimating bee colonies, by damaging the queens

New and sophisticated pesticides are jeopardising the survival of honeybee colonies across the world by seriously damaging the health of their queens, a groundbreaking new study confirms. Honeybees have been in decline for decades; the Nature Conservancy estimates that their populations have fallen from four million worldwide in the 1970s to just 2.5 million today. … Continued

Pesticides change spiders' personalities

Scientists have used the often slighted spider to prove that pesticides may have a much wider range of effects than first supposed. Since Rachel Carson’s 1962 classic Silent Spring, it’s become common knowledge that pesticides and wildlife don’t mix, but precisely how these toxic chemicals alter animals on an individual basis is a complexity far less … Continued