Monday, May 16, 2011

Could cell phones bee a real buzzkill?

There have been lots of hypotheses for the cause of global bee Colony Collapse Disorder, including parasites, viruses, and pesticides. Why is this disorder so alarming? Because honeybees pollinate about 70 percent of the 100 or so crops that humans use for food.

This new explanation -- radio waves from cell phones causing bees to abandon their hives -- is even scarier because we really can't imagine life without mobile phones. If it's indeed true, then what can we do?

It just goes to show that humans are an active part of the ecosystem whether we like it or not. Our actions and technologies can have drastic unforeseen consequences which boomerang back on us....

By Andrew Couts
May 13, 2011 | Yahoo! News

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