Insect Apocalypse likely?

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Insect Apocalypse likely?

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"Light pollution is key 'bringer of insect apocalypse'"
"Exclusive: scientists say bug deaths can be cut by switching off unnecessary lights"

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The GUARDIAN article was interesting. Years ago, car windscreens were coated in spattered insects, but not anymore. Millions of cars have ploughed through them to vastly reduce insect numbers. Another example of the pathology of light pollution, this time emanating from mass-motoring.
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Post by scilover »

This was an interesting read. I have never thought about the impact of light pollution to the insects population before. Thanks for sharing this useful info!
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