As Britain voted for Brexit amid furious debate over migration, trillions of migrants were coming and going, unseen by all but the sharpest eyes. For the first time, scientists have measured the movements of high-flying insects in the skies over southern England – and found that about 3.5 trillion migrate over the region every year.
A new review indicates that flowers may be able to manipulate the laws of physics, by playing with light, using mechanical tricks, and harnessing electrostatic forces to attract pollinators. The New Phytologist review describes the latest advances in our understanding of how plants use their flowers to ensure reproductive success. Flowers use light to attract […]
Waitrose is asking people to get involved in a fun but important project to help protect bees and other pollinating insects. The retailer has worked with international environment charity Earthwatch to develop a free app, through which smartphone users can help collect vital data about the pollinators in their gardens and which plants bees […]
A report from Yale Environment 360 outlines the danger that the decline of bees and other pollinators represents to the world’s food supply. This was highlighted this week when the European Commission decided to ban a class of pesticides suspected of playing a role in so-called "colony collapse disorder". Read Elizabeth Grossman’s full report […]