Bumblebees show symptoms of pesticide addiction
A study looking at bumblebee behaviour has shown that, although naïve bees will initially avoid neonicotinoid-treated food, over time they will develop a preference for it in a manner which is symptomatic of addictive behaviour.
Quality not quantity important for habitat protection
Research conducted at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment has led to recommendations that protection should not be restricted to the world’s large wilderness areas but, to maximise species preservation, should also include key habitats outside of current parks and reserves.
New restrictions on oak imports into England
The UK government have introduced new restrictions on the import of most species of oak into England to protect native trees from the Oak Processionary Moth. This species can severely affect the health of oak trees as well as causing skin and respiratory problems in humans and other animals.