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Global Insect Collapse: Mobilization Must Accelerate

Thought to be so numerous and resilient that they would survive even a global nuclear conflict, insects are nevertheless disappearing everywhere, threatening to take many other species with them in serial collapses. What can be done about it? These issues are not orphaned, and political mobilization to tackle them is essential.

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ladybird

80 % of European insects have disappeared in thirty years

This is the most massive episode of species extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs. More than half of all insects are disappearing worldwide at an accelerated rate; the hecatomb is reaching the staggering figure of 80 % for Europe. When insects disappear, the entire living chain is affected. No more food

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Little Sparrow

Spring will be silent: "vertiginous" decline of country birds.

The National Museum of Natural History and the CNRS are sounding the alarm: less than 60% of tawny sparrows in the last 10 years, a third of the skylarks that have disappeared in 15 years... Birds in the French countryside are victims of a "dizzying" decline, which has intensified even more in the last two years, according to new censuses. "The spring

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Cyborg insects

Cyborg insects to replace the bees?

La disparition qui semble implacable des abeilles et autres insectes pollinisateurs met en danger notre alimentation, notre santé et notre économie. L’usage intensif des pesticides et néonicotinoïdes a contribué dans une large mesure à cette extinction. Face à ce phénomène, des chercheurs s’activent pour trouver des parades. Certains en viennent

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biodiversity

Crickets have "leakage" in ideas

Discovering a new communication system in animals is unusual for the scientific world. But it is also very rare to demonstrate that a communication system between males and females derives from sensory circuits initially used by the species in a context of predator avoidance... Yet this is what

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