Gentlemachines
7.2K views | +0 today
Follow
Gentlemachines
What's new at the crossroads of culture, technology and science
Curated by Artur Alves
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Artur Alves
Scoop.it!

A third of Europe’s birds under threat, says most comprehensive study yet

A third of Europe’s birds under threat, says most comprehensive study yet | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Deteriorating natural habitats and declining wildlife populations found in wide-ranging survey of Europe’s countryside
Artur Alves's insight:

«

One in three European birds is endangered, according to a leaked version of the most comprehensive study of Europe’s wildlife and natural habitats ever produced.

The EU State of Nature report, seen by the Guardian, paints a picture of dramatic decline among once common avian species such as the skylark and turtle dove mainly as a result of agricultural pressures, and also warns that ecosystems are struggling to cope with the impact of human activity.

«

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Alves
Scoop.it!

Study strengthens link between neonicotinoids and collapse of honey bee colonies

Study strengthens link between neonicotinoids and collapse of honey bee colonies | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

A new study confirmed a link between insecticide exposure and bee colony collapse. 

Artur Alves's insight:

«Two widely used neonicotinoids—a class of insecticide—appear to significantly harm honey bee colonies over the winter, particularly during colder winters, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The study replicated a 2012 finding from the same research group that found a link between low doses of imidacloprid and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which bees abandon their hives over the winter and eventually die. The new study also found that low doses of a second neonicotinoid, clothianidin, had the same negative effect.«

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Alves
Scoop.it!

"We Help The Earth But Don't Call Us Environmentalists"

"We Help The Earth But Don't Call Us Environmentalists" | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Millennials are the most likely to favor traditionally pro-environment policies and believe climate change is man-made. But they are also the least likely generation to identify as environmentalists.
Artur Alves's insight:

Let's forget the use of the word "millenials" and see what happened to the environmentalist movements, along with its identity.

 

«This is the difference when it comes to millennials, 18-33 year-olds. Young Americans, including staunch environmentalists like Lisa, may be turning away from the word "environmentalist." A Pew Research Center poll earlier this year asked participants if they felt the term "environmentalist" describes them very well. Over 40 percent of respondents said yes, except when it came to millennials. Just 32 percent of them agreed. That might not seem substantial, but Pew says it's statistically significant.

«

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Artur Alves
Scoop.it!

'Parallel Universe' of Life Described Far Beneath the Bottom of the Sea | Wired Science | Wired.com

'Parallel Universe' of Life Described Far Beneath the Bottom of the Sea | Wired Science | Wired.com | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Deep beneath the ocean floor off the Pacific Northwest coast, scientists have described the existence of a potentially vast realm of life, one almost completely disconnected from the world above.
more...
No comment yet.