Monday, January 17, 2011

What's all that buzz? 1-17-11

Five thousand red-winged blackbirds fell from the sky one evening in Arkansas at the beginning of the month. As some proposes conspiracy theories such as secret military testing, biologists believe that human disturbances instead of government conspiracies are responsible for the incident. Every year approximately 72 million birds die directly from pesticides, 60 million from cars, 174 million from high-tension transmission lines, and 97 to 976 million from building windows. However, the most detrimental factor is lost of natural habitats.

To read more about this topic, please visit The New York Times

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