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Disturbing bird declines in Netherlands – linked to pesticides?

W.Tanager.NaturesPicsA new study just published in “Nature” (July 2014) shows a possible link between pesticides and bird decline in the Netherlands.

“These insecticides appear to be having more profound effects than just killing our pollinating insects,” said ecologist Caspar Hallmann of Radboud University in the Netherlands, an author on the new study, published today in Nature.

For more details, see:  http://www.wired.com/2014/07/neonicotinoid-bird-declines/

and

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140709-birds-insects-pesticides-insecticides-neonicotinoids-silent-spring/

[Photo Credits: Photos courtesy of USFWS.]
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