Trump’s plan to shrink national park could drive dozens of unique bees to extinction, study suggests

Share:   Trump’s plan to shrink national park could drive dozens of unique bees to extinction, study suggests A hotspot of bee diversity is under threat following Donald Trump’s decision to drastically shrink two national parks in Utah. The western state is home to a quarter of the nation’s bee species, some of which are unique and … Continue reading “Trump’s plan to shrink national park could drive dozens of unique bees to extinction, study suggests”

Parliament’s dramatic 600% spending rise on pest control consultancy

Share:   PESTMINSTER: Parliament’s dramatic 600% spending rise on pest control consultancy The amount spent by Parliamentary authorities on pest control consultants has increased by nearly 600 percent in just one year, from £1,581 to £10,785, whilst nearly £30,000 was spent on flying hawks to scare pigeons. The shocking spending, revealed via freedom of information requests, shows … Continue reading “Parliament’s dramatic 600% spending rise on pest control consultancy”

Plague of rats forces homeowner to turn rodent catcher after back garden is overrun

Share:   Plague of rats forces homeowner to turn rodent catcher after back garden is overrun A Teesside man has been forced to turn rat catcher in a bid to try to stop rodents over running his garden. David Ellis, who lives in College Road, Middlesbrough, says he has been forced to trap two of the pests … Continue reading “Plague of rats forces homeowner to turn rodent catcher after back garden is overrun”

Invasion of the ‘frankenbees’: the danger of building a better bee

Share:   Storm petrels breed on remote Scottish island for first time after rats are eradicated A threatened seabird is breeding on a remote Hebridean island following a four year programme to rid the area of rats. The European storm petrel has never nested on the Shiant Isles, but since the eradication of rodents conservationists have found … Continue reading “Invasion of the ‘frankenbees’: the danger of building a better bee”

Clear evidence’ of mobile phone radiation link to cancers in rats, US health agency concludes

Share:   ‘Clear evidence’ of mobile phone radiation link to cancers in rats, US health agency concludes A long-running US study on the effects of radio wave radiation, the sort emitted by mobile phones, has found “clear evidence” of high levels of exposure and heart cancers in male rats. Some evidence of links to brain and adrenal … Continue reading “Clear evidence’ of mobile phone radiation link to cancers in rats, US health agency concludes”

Wasp-like Drones Lift Heavy Loads With their Bellies

Share:   How to control slugs with integrated pest management Slugs are a major pest within UK agriculture with species such as the common keeled slug (Tandonia budapestensis), the garden slug (Arion hortensis/Arion distinctus) and the grey field slug (Deroceras reticulatum) amongst those found on UK land. In this, our latest hub, we consider slugs, integrated pest … Continue reading “Wasp-like Drones Lift Heavy Loads With their Bellies”