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Old May 2nd, 2018, 10:32 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Natalen View Post
many species of birds-disappear (

I agree with the friend, is it true man only knows how to destroy?
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Old May 8th, 2018, 11:39 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by hoosier88 View Post
"Birds in farming regions of France are in trouble, and that may indicate problems in similar areas across Europe.

"Scientists involved in long-running regional and national bird-counting surveys in France have reported precipitous declines in agricultural regions, even among common birds well adapted to human activity the generalists, like blackbirds, that seem to do well in most circumstances.

"This finding follows news of a devastating loss of insects in Germany, a decline of nearly 80 percent over the last 40 years. The drop is thought to be occurring throughout Europe."

(My emphasis - more @ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/s...s-decline.html)

Troubling because we in the US tend to think of Europe as taking a more benign approach to agriculture - fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, weed killers. If their crops & insects & birds are in trouble, then US equivalents are likely in worse shape.
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