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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:09 pm
Vrede too wrote:
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EPA reverses ban on pesticide harmful to bees. There is just nothing that trump can't fuck up.
https://week.com/news/national-news-fro ... t-to-bees/
The potential harm is mediated by the fact that we've "stopped tracking rapidly vanishing honeybee colonies". :roll:

EPA Approves Bee-Killing Pesticide After U.S. Quits Tracking Vanishing Hives

Can't lose what we don't know we have, right?
aren't they an invasive species that robs food from our natural bees?
What's natural about pesticides?
Buh-Bye, President Plump...

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:09 pm
aren't they an invasive species that robs food from our natural bees?
My understanding is that the European Honeybee is considered to be one of the very few introduced species that is considered beneficial over the long term. But, I'm no expert. If you have science that indicates otherwise AND evidence that sulfoxaflor is not harming other species, I'm all ears.
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:37 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:09 pm
aren't they an invasive species that robs food from our natural bees?
My understanding is that the European Honeybee is considered to be one of the very few introduced species that is considered beneficial over the long term. But, I'm no expert. If you have science that indicates otherwise AND evidence that sulfoxaflor is not harming other species, I'm all ears.
https://blog-education-nationalgeograph ... ronment%2F


https://theconversation-com.cdn.ampproj ... -war-40620


https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/20 ... nvironment


And I thought as you did until I started reading about them over the past few months.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:20 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:37 pm
My understanding is that the European Honeybee is considered to be one of the very few introduced species that is considered beneficial over the long term. But, I'm no expert. If you have science that indicates otherwise AND evidence that sulfoxaflor is not harming other species, I'm all ears.
https://blog-education-nationalgeograph ... ronment%2F

https://theconversation-com.cdn.ampproj ... -war-40620

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/20 ... nvironment

And I thought as you did until I started reading about them over the past few months.
Interesting, thanks. I noticed this in your second link:
Native bees in North America are declining drastically. Habitat loss is the number one reason for bee decline, with pesticide use, invasive species, and climate change also playing a major role.
I guess I'll still oppose sulfoxaflor and any other strategy that also harms native pollinators.
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North Atlantic Right Whales 'One Step From Extinction,' Report Warns

The North Atlantic right whale is just “one step from extinction,” according to a new report that classifies the species as critically endangered.

The classification is a shift from the animals’ previous listing as simply endangered on the Red List of threatened species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which estimated in a statement this week that fewer than 250 mature North Atlantic right whales remained by the end of 2018....

But efforts to protect the whales could draw major opposition from New England’s lobster industry, which has found a friend in President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported. The industry is hurting from the coronavirus pandemic and Trump’s trade war with China and doesn’t want to see stricter regulations on top of that.

“A lot of the dynamic was bad anyway, and under Trump, it just got worse,” Peter Corkeron, a senior scientist at the New England Aquarium, told the Times. “People are terrified to do anything about right whales at the moment.”

During his visit to Maine last month, Trump signed a proclamation that opened the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument ― comprising nearly 5,000 square miles of ocean off the East Coast ― to commercial fishing. Conservationists said at the time that the move would threaten right whales, along with deep-sea coral and numerous species of migratory fish.
I blame Greg. ;)
In addition to the whales, the new report listed 33 lemur species and the European hamster as critically endangered. Hunting and deforestation are the primary threats to the lemurs, which are native to Madagascar. The European hamster ― a wild hamster species whose range includes parts of France, Germany, Eastern Europe and Siberia ― has seen drastic drops in reproduction rates.

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The reasons the hamsters are having fewer offspring aren’t totally clear, according to the IUCN. Possible causes include industrial development, climate change, changes in agricultural practices and light pollution.
Hamsters too? Crap.
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Everybody loves hamsters.

It's man, we have to expand, its what we do. The trick is to work with nature and cut out some of the poisons.

Lion fish are a huge problem here, but the only solution Florida can come up with is encouraging restaurants to serve them. Meanwhile, several years ago I read that Cuba was having great results in reducing their lion fish population by breeding or training a local type of fish to eat the lion fish.


But no one even talks about ending the private ownership of these exotic fish and reptiles.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Everybody loves hamsters.

It's man, we have to expand, its what we do. The trick is to work with nature and cut out some of the poisons.

Lion fish are a huge problem here, but the only solution Florida can come up with is encouraging restaurants to serve them. Meanwhile, several years ago I read that Cuba was having great results in reducing their lion fish population by breeding or training a local type of fish to eat the lion fish.

But no one even talks about ending the private ownership of these exotic fish and reptiles.
It didn't work out.
Mmmm, lionfish.
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Then we have to eat them, but it sure would be a help to quit selling them in pet stores.

I just looked and couldn't find them on any area restaurant menu. Jackson's Steakhouse may have them, but that's it.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:41 pm
Then we have to eat them, but it sure would be a help to quit selling them in pet stores.

I just looked and couldn't find them on any area restaurant menu. Jackson's Steakhouse may have them, but that's it.
Business opportunity! Better do something about that presentation, though. :puke-left:
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:01 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Then we have to eat them, but it sure would be a help to quit selling them in pet stores.

I just looked and couldn't find them on any area restaurant menu. Jackson's Steakhouse may have them, but that's it.
Business opportunity! Better do something about that presentation, though. :puke-left:
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Dentist who slaughtered Cecil the lion ‘hunts and kills protected wild ram’ just four years later

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... Two weeks after Palmer’s trip to Mongolia, the US president’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr also ­travelled there to hunt the sheep, the Mirror said, costing American taxpayers £60,000 for secret service agents.
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Bird drops fish on woman's head and gives her a concussion. You hardly ever hear of these bomber birds; guess they're getting pissed about something.
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neoplacebo wrote:
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Bird drops fish on woman's head and gives her a concussion. You hardly ever hear of these bomber birds; guess they're getting pissed about something.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/woman-e ... 44495.html
Some people say that this was from a bomber bird, but billy.pilgrim says it's a walking catfish.

Cod works in mysterious ways.
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Opps! My vision is getting so bad, I made what I thought was a clever comment about "Cod" working in mysterious ways and then realized Vredo too had already done so. This is why I don't drive at night. Besides, no road signs have "cod" or "god" on them. shit.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:53 pm
Opps! My vision is getting so bad, I made what I thought was a clever comment about "Cod" working in mysterious ways and then realized Vredo too had already done so. This is why I don't drive at night. Besides, no road signs have "cod" or "god" on them. shit.
Great minds . . .

I need reading glasses or bifocals, but I've been CV-19 putting it off.

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One nation, under cod.........in cod we trust.........cod, guns, and glory......cod willing and the creek don't rise.....cod give me the strength.....my cod is a jealous cod.......my cod's better than your cod.

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Awwww

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Fuck 2019 2020

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