04. 19. 2007
Cell phones linked to declining bee populations
The next time you're at the supermarket, you may want to think twice before calling home to check if you're out of milk. Or in this case, honey.
You see, according to a new study at Landau University, cell phone radiation may be the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which is said to be responsible for the death of between 50 and 70 percent of bee colonies. It seems that bees don't return to their hives when electromagnetic radiation is detected nearby. And when they don't come home, their "families" die . . . essentially from starvation. Even scavengers that usually feed on the honey and pollen in abandoned hives won't go near the radiation-ridden (so to speak) hives.
Whether any of this is true remains to be seen, but it certainly wouldn't be the first time that someone said radiation was harmful.
Via Boing Boing.