Here’s a disturbing report, and we thank Robert and Michael for alerting us. Populations of birds, bees and bats have demonstrably declined in North America and Europe. The cause? Loss of habitat and the use of herbicides and pesticides, the usual culprits. And a new one – global warming causing plants to flower earlier in the season, throwing off the process of pollination.
What can we do to help? Plant flowers, of course. But can we do something about the loss of habitat? We’re losing 3,000-4,000 acres a day in this country, ya know, and we’re not getting it back. Maybe there’s hope in the 240 anti-sprawl initiatives now under way across the U.S.Susan Harris on October 22, 2006 at 7:06 am, in the category Grab Bag.