Petition: Report Shows Pesticides are the Leading Cause of Steep Decline in US Bird Species

Petition: Report Shows Pesticides are the Leading Cause of Steep Decline in US Bird Species

A new report has found that the United States bird populations continue to decline, and pesticides are part of the reason. The study shows that neonicotinoid insecticides are linked to reductions in bird diversity, specifically between 2008 and 2014.  Source: Link TV/Youtube The use of neonicotinoid insecticides is linked to a reduction of grassland […]

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These Birds Protect Black Rhinos From Poachers (but Also Drink Their Blood)

Red-billed Oxpeckers Protect Black Rhinos From Poachers (but Also Drink Their Blood)

There’s long been a debate over whether Red-billed Oxpeckers earn their keep. As their name suggests, these common birds of Africa’s open lands like to hang around with domestic cattle and many large, wild mammal species. They eat ticks and other pesky parasites clinging to their hosts. Less helpfully, they also sometimes peck at wounds […]

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Trump Administration Proposes Allowing GE Crops on Thousands of Acres of National Wildlife Refuges

Trump Administration Proposes Allowing GE Crops on Thousands of Acres of National Wildlife Refuges

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration has proposed to approve genetically engineered crops on national wildlife refuges throughout the southeastern United States, a step likely to increase use of glyphosate and other pesticides known to harm wildlife. The Obama administration acted in 2014 to phase out GE crops on all national wildlife refuges following a successful decade-long […]

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