Insects could be wiped out within a century - scientists
11 Février, 2019, 20:03 | Auteur: Therese Cote
Insects could completely disappear from the Earth within 100 years if they continue to decline at current rates, The Guardian notes: "More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found".
The projections are based on the downward trajectory of the world's insect mass, which is thought to be falling by 2.5% per year.
Birds, lizards and even plants pollinated by insects could be wiped out, the researchers warn - saying that extinction rates among insects are eight times higher than among mammals, birds and reptiles.
The warning was issued in a global review of insect declines, in which the authors called for a dramatic rethinking of agricultural practices and better strategies for cleaning polluted waters.
Francisco Sánchez-Bayo of the University of Sydney said, 'If insect species losses can not be halted, this will have catastrophic consequences for both the planet's ecosystems and for the survival of mankind.
Asked if the ships' passage would impact trade talks, Hua said that "a series of US tricks" showed what Washington was thinking. The so-called freedom-of-navigation patrols were reported earlier Monday by Reuters, which cited an unidentified US official.
In her penned letter to the White House, Escobar asked the president to apologize to the residents of the city for the comments. Their demonstration came ahead of the president's rally to be held Monday in the El Paso Coliseum.
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Turkish media claimed he was tortured to death in a so-called re-education camp in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Droves of Uighurs have fled, many traveling to Turkey, where the language and culture are similar to that in Xinjiang.
The Favourite won best British film on the night, while Rachel Weisz was named best supporting actress for the movie . Weisz and Stone are also in the running for Oscars in a proud year for the British film industry.
Labour has asked for "a permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union" with the EU, with the same external tariff. Mrs May said securing frictionless trade for goods was "one of our key negotiating objectives".
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Nasa's New Horizons: 'Space snowman' appears squashed
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