Cars and bees

Here’s another reason for our country to try and cut back on vehicle emissions.

According to an article in The Atlantic Cities, a new study shows that diesel exhaust interferes with honeybees finding flowers.

If you are wondering why that matters, here’s something to think about.

“Bees are thought to aid in agricultural pollination to the tune of billions of dollars each year – $217 billion worldwide, according to an estimate for 2005. If they’re all whacked-out on diesel vapors, it obviously won’t be good for farmers or, farther down the road, even “global-food security,” warn the researchers.”

Food for thought?

Jan

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