New Honey Research Suggests a Grim Outcome For Bees Worldwide


New Honey Research Suggests a Grim Outcome For Bees Worldwide
  1. New Honey Research Suggests a Grim Outcome For Bees Worldwide
    peakoil.com
    Just when we thought things were finally looking up for the bee population, researchers have delivered some disheartening — and frightening — news. Swiss researchers recently published a study indicating that a large majority of the world’s bee population is affected by a common (yet controversial) pesticide, which has contributed to the alarming decline in [&#…
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Just when we thought things were finally looking up for the bee population, researchers have delivered some disheartening — and frightening — news. Swiss researchers recently published a study indicating that a large majority of the world’s bee population is affected by a common (yet controversial) pesticide, which has contributed to the alarming decline in honeybee populations.

After collecting honey from all around the world, researchers from University of Neuchatel discovered that 75 percent of samples were contaminated with traces of neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticides — even from areas of the world with bans on the pesticide.

“Results varied by region,” reports the Associated Press’s science division of the startling findings. “In North America, 86 percent of samples had the pesticide; Asia, 80 percent; Europe, where there’s a partial ban, 79 percent; Africa 73 percent; the Australian region, 71 percent and South America, 57 percent.”

“The study found that nearly half of the honey samples exceeded a level of the pesticide that some previous research said weakens bees,” asserted the report, adding: “But the pesticide makers say otherwise.” And indeed, spokespeople from multiple pesticide manufacturers refuted the study’s claim that these levels would affect bee popul…

  1. Debunking the myths about nuclear fusion

    Peakoil.com - Energy
    10.07 / 21:30 peakoil.com
    This is the third of three reports about the claims by representatives and proponents of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). “The Selling of ITER” published on Jan. 12, 2017. “Former ITER Spokesman Confirms Accuracy of New Energy Times Story” published on Jan. 19, 2017. Abstract (Abstract is Copyleft, duplication permitted but only with attribution [……
  2. New Honey Research Suggests a Grim Outcome For Bees Worldwide

    Peakoil.com - Energy
    10.07 / 21:30 peakoil.com
    Just when we thought things were finally looking up for the bee population, researchers have delivered some disheartening — and frightening — news. Swiss researchers recently published a study indicating that a large majority of the world’s bee population is affected by a common (yet controversial) pesticide, which has contributed to the alarming decline in [&#…
  3. Is Population Decline Catastrophic?

    Peakoil.com - Energy
    10.07 / 14:27 peakoil.com
    In the 1970’s we heard the earth was going to get so crowded we’d be falling off. Now the panickers have flipped to population decline. They were wrong in the 70’s, so are they wrong again? Is a declining population catastrophic? Countries from Germany to Japan are investing in mass immigration or pro-birth policies on [R…
  4. Energy East’s demise is Canada’s Peak Oil Divide moment

    Peakoil.com - Energy
    10.07 / 14:27 peakoil.com
    Canadian leaders cannot despise oil and pipelines and maintain high living standards. Without the goose, there will be no golden eggs. It’s that simple. This week’s cancellation of another oil pipeline – from Alberta to New Brunswick – should not be a cause for celebration as it is in some minds. It represents Canada’s Peak […]…
  5. US Shale Juggernaut Shows Signs of Fatigue

    Peakoil.com - Energy
    10.07 / 14:27 peakoil.com
    American shale companies are starting to tap the brakes on drilling. U.S. oil output remains robust and may still surpass the record annual average of 9.6 million barrels a day, set in 1970. But companies, confronting technological, operational and financial obstacles, are starting to ease up on drilling. The pace of innovation that allowed shale…
  6. Where The US Exports Oil And Petroleum Products

    Peakoil.com - Energy
    10.07 / 14:27 peakoil.com
    This year the U.S. has averaged more than 900,000 barrels per day (BPD) of crude oil exports while continuing to import an average of 8.1 million BPD. In the previous article, I discussed the reasons the U.S. exports oil, despite the fact that we are still a significant net importer of crude oil. In a nutshell, the […
  7. ExxonMobil ‘Puts Guyana on the Map’ with Discovery

    Peakoil.com - Energy
    10.07 / 14:27 peakoil.com
    Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday reported its fifth new oil discovery after drilling the Turbot-1 well offshore Guyana with the Stena Carron drillship. “The results from this latest well further illustrate the tremendous potential we see from our exploration activities offshore Guyana,” ExxonMobil Exploration Co. President Steve Greenlee said in a company announcement. “ExxonMobil, along [R…
  8. Many reasons for hope, but also much to fear

    Climatesolutions.org - Energy
    10.07 / 05:12 climatesolutions.org
    Devastation in Puerto Rico, a major win against coal, hope, frustration, and more in our climate and clean energy news ro…
  9. The climate of coverage: news media on climate consequences

    Climatesolutions.org - Energy
    10.07 / 05:12 climatesolutions.org
    We need more from the media than rain-soaked newscasters reporting from hurricane regions to help audiences understand the climate crisis and what we can do solve…
  10. Honorable to Join BPC as Senior Fellow

    Bipartisanpolicy.org - Energy
    10.07 / 04:31 bipartisanpolicy.org
    Colette Honorable, former commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center as a senior fellow.Read…
  11. Maduro Visits Putin, Proposes Global Oil Trade In Rubles, Yuan

    Peakoil.com - Energy
    10.07 / 04:28 peakoil.com
    Three weeks after the US imposed financial sanctions on Venezuela in an effort to cripple its economy and choke the Maduro regime, which in turn prompted Caracas to announce it would no longer receive or send payments in dollars, and that those who wished to trade Venezuelan crude would have to do so in Chinese…
  12. China’s Oil Demand Is Far Ahead Of Last Year’s Pace

    Peakoil.com - Energy
    10.07 / 04:28 peakoil.com
    OPEC recently released its Monthly Oil Market Report which covers the global oil supply and demand picture through July. OPEC crude oil production decreased by 79,000 BPD in August to average 32.8 million BPD. This marks the first OPEC production decline since April and was primarily driven by sizable outages in Libya. The cartel revised global oil […
  13. US Department Of Energy Looks To Subsidize Coal Plants

    Peakoil.com - Energy
    10.07 / 04:28 peakoil.com
    In a Canute-like move, On September 29, the US Department of Energy sent a proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that would, if adopted, significantly increase the value of aging coal and nuclear power plants. There are a number of interesting aspects to the DOE’s directive to the FERC. First, what surprised us […
  14. The future of oil is almost here and it doesn’t look very pretty

    Peakoil.com - Energy
    10.07 / 04:28 peakoil.com
    The world is propelling fast towards a post-oil future when electric batteries will drive the world. After Elon Musk’s Tesla popularised electric vehicles (EVs), now is the turn for planes to go electric. Boeing and JetBlue Airways have announced they would begin selling a hybrid-electric commuter aircraft by 2022. Planned by start-up Zunum Aero, the…
  15. Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal

    Peakoil.com - Energy
    10.07 / 04:28 peakoil.com
    President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a senior administration official said on Thursday, in a step that potentially could cause the 2015 accord to unravel. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Trump is also expected to roll out […
  16. Strong market boosts Vermont Yankee trust fund

    Vtdigger.org - Energy
    10.07 / 04:00 vtdigger.org
    The trust, which is supposed to pay for the Vernon site cleanup, increased $13 million this year despite withdrawals by Entergy. The post Strong market boosts Vermont Yankee trust fund appeared first on…
  17. Entergy, NorthStar want critical comments nixed

    Vtdigger.org - Energy
    10.07 / 04:00 vtdigger.org
    The companies say two New England Coalition consultants either aren’t qualified or ignored crucial information in their opposition to the sale of Vermont Yankee as proposed. The post Entergy, NorthStar want critical comments nixed appeared first on V…
  18. Green Mountain Power’s blown deadline brings official rebuke

    Vtdigger.org - Energy
    10.07 / 04:00 vtdigger.org
    In late September, only three days before proposed rates for a small number of customers were to take effect, the utility asked regulators for an extension on what had been an August deadline. The post Green Mountain Power’s blown deadline brings official rebuke appeared first on V…
  19. Restrictions on turbine noise face legislative hurdle

    Vtdigger.org - Energy
    10.07 / 04:00 vtdigger.org
    The Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules will weigh in next week on standards that some say are so strict they would effectively end utility-scale wind. The post Restrictions on turbine noise face legislative hurdle appeared first on…
  20. Welch bill would compensate nuclear fuel communities

    Vtdigger.org - Energy
    10.07 / 04:00 vtdigger.org
    The congressman says places like Vernon that must host spent nuclear fuel indefinitely should get federal dollars. His formula works out to potentially some $18 million a year for the town. The post Welch bill would compensate nuclear fuel communities appeared first on…