Plummeting Insect Numbers ‘Threaten Collapse of Nature’

Source: Inside Climate News

The Guardian

More than 40 percent of the world’s insect species are declining and the total mass of insects is falling by about 2.5 percent a year, according to a global review published in the journal Biological Conservation. The authors say intensive agriculture is the main driver of the decline, particularly the heavy use of pesticides, along with urbanization and climate change.

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