Cellphones: Killer of Bees?

by alphamonkey on April 17, 2007 · 0 comments

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Researchers are suggesting that radiation from cell phones may be responsible for the widespread outbreaks of Colony Collapse Disorder, wherein bees abandon a viable hive leaving it to die (untouched by predators who would otherwise attack it). 

The whole CCD outbreak is creepy enough (as we very much need bees to pollinate our crops), but the thought that my hated enemy the cellphone is responsible pushes this right into Sci-Fi Year 3000 freakout.  To date “[t]he West Coast is thought to have lost 60 per cent of its commercial bee population, with 70 per cent missing on the East Coast”.  That’s pretty gargantuan in terms of loss. 

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