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Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs
A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides, neonicotinoids, can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.

Wild bees, such as bumblebees, don’t get as much love as honeybees, but they should.

They play just as crucial a role in pollinating many fruits, vegetables and wildflowers, and compared to managed colonies of honeybees, they’re in much greater jeopardy.

A group of scientists in the United Kingdom decided to look at how bumblebee queens are affected by some widely used and highly controversial pesticides known as neonicotinoids. What they found isn’t pretty.

Neonics, as they’re often called, are applied as a coating on the seeds of some of the most widely grown crops in the country, including corn, soybeans and canola. These pesticides are “systemic” — they move throughout the growing plants. Traces of them end up in pollen, which bees consume. Neonicotinoid residues also have been found in the pollen of wildflowers growing near fields and in nearby streams…

Summary of modern day feminism -

Feminist : We support a women’s right to do what ever she wants!

Feminist : except if you vote for the conservative party

Feminist : Or if you are a anti-feminist

Feminist : Also if you are pro-life

Feminist : Or generally if you disagree with us lol


Mountain Tapirs (Tapirus pinchaque) at natural salt lick   

In Tungurahua province, Ecuador, there is a  group of natural mineral springs which attract the endangered Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque). Juan Pablo Reyes and team, in conjunction with the Proyecto Conservacion del Tapir Andino, set camera traps at these springs to study the population of these tapirs (which are related to rhinoceros). Here are some of the better clips from those camera traps.

Some of these animals undoubtedly use our nearby EcoMinga reserves. We are currently trying to make a protected forest corridor for large mammals such as these, to connect the two nearby national parks, Sangay and Llanganates. This connectivity is important to avoid inbreeding and loss of genetic diversity.

via: EcoMinga Foundation

You guys didn't freaking care.

When a black lives matter leader called white people subhuman, you guys didn’t care.

When black lives matter tears apart cities, disrupts rallies, and kills cops, you guys didn’t care.

When 4 black kids tortured a white disabled boy and authorities didn’t label it a hate crime at first, you guys didn’t care.

When muslims target and kill Christians all over the world, you guys don’t care.

When the shooting that put Steve Scalise in the hospital took place, you guys didn’t care.

When BLM called for the killing of cops and white people, you guys didn’t care.

When muslims commit an act of terrorism, you guys struggle to call it that for fear of being islamophobic.

Today, what happened in Virginia was a terrible thing and shouldn’t have happened and I hope everyone got punished accordingly.

But if the things I posted above don’t bother you just as much as this, then I don’t believe for a second you actually care. I believe that you just want to find reasons to hate trump supporters.

I’m sure this has been said before at length, but the connection between the language of the “rationalist” right-wing and the new atheist movement of the mid-00′s and early-10′s is extremely interesting. You had a movement dedicated to mercilessly attacking religious belief for being irrational and overly emotional, and this movement coined the phrase “facts don’t care about your feelings.” Now you’ve got people on r/The_Dipstick using that exact same phrase, except instead of religion, they are using it when you start talking about transgender rights or black liberation. The new atheist movement worked extremely well at coercively stripping these (predominantly) white men of all of their empathy, so now they just see all emotional responses the same way. New atheism failed to kill religion’s influence, but it did succeed in killing kindness and goodwill in a depressingly large number of young white guys, now convinced that they are rational simply because they have throughly dulled their capacity to feel compassion.


Those crazy extremist Marxist communist empires like Denmark, Canada and the UK.

I mean, sure, Theresa May acts like a staunch conservative who loves austerity. But, secretly, she dances sexily around a statue of Karl Marx in her evenings, like an occult witch. We all know that.

I don’t trust the Danish, either. Quite frankly. Or Canadians. The snow has messed them up, mentally, imo.

Shady, shady people