Agricultural products could end up unmarketable since it contains contamination. Pesticide destroys the beauty of roadsides by killing fern and wildflower of native shrubs adorned with blossom and berry. The roadsides are actually one of sources to attract the tourists (Carson, 44), therefore it reduces income from tourism. Calculation of the treatment for this damage also costs heavily annually because the facts are unknown during the time (Carson, 47). Though some profits may come into chamber of commerce for increase of product selling, yet the compensation to environmental destruction may be twice or
Chapter 7: Animals suffer from areas being sprayed and are not able to recover due to the fact that areas get resprayed before they could recover. Other animals which regularly visit the area are also affected. This can be seen with this total extermination called upon the Japanese beetle where the bird population was wiped out. This also happened when the insecticide Aldrin was dropped causing the bird population to drastically decrease as a result. The bird population would decrease since the insects were part of the bird 's diet.
In recent years a relatively new family of pesticides called neonicotinoids has drawn particular fire; while studies of the chemicals have had a confusing mix of results, it seems clear that at certain doses, and in combination with other, standard plant treatments, neonicotinoids can be harmful or even deadly to bees.” (7) Pesticides and the Honey Bees have had a very long history beginning when they first started using them on crops to keep the bugs off. Global Research states: “...a type of insecticide called neonicotinoids, is known to cause acute and chronic poisoning not just of one bee, but the entire colony. Bees take the contaminated nectar and pollen spread through the plant’s DNA back to the hive, creating a highly toxic living environment for all the bees. Toxicity builds up destroying the Central Nervous System, causing further disorientation and bees ultimately can neither fly nor make it back to the nest.” (8) One of the most common chemically treated plants is corn, which also carries pollen. While honey bees do not directly pollinate the corn, the pollen can find its way onto a beautiful flower
The first section, on climate change, analyzed how rising temperature has negatively impacted bee’s physical bodies as well as bee migration range. The second second section, on parasites and pathogens, are present and are harming and killing bees. Finally, the third section that discusses Urbanization shows that bees are physically affected in a negative way, through illness and death. The analysis of these factors shows that changes need to be made to save the dropping bee population. This needs to be done quickly and effectively, otherwise the world’s ecosystem will fall into
Introduction: This research proposal will focus on the important ecological topic of colony collapse disorder in bees. Colony collapse disorder is identified by rapid loss of worker bees that died away from the hive, leaving the young bees, or brood, and the queen bee. The disorder is said to be caused by several different factors, including, but not limited to, pesticides, diseases, pathogens, mites, commercial transportation and climate change. Without the worker bees, the rest of the hive would not be able to sustain itself and most of the bees would eventually die. This is an important issue in ecology because bees are crucial to many ecosystems as pollinators.
One out of three mouthfuls of food is, in some way, produced or related to bees. (Alexandra Zissu) However, beekeepers around the country have been reporting a loss of 30-90 percent of their hives since 2006. (“Colony Collapse Disorder”). This phenomena has no proven cause, but pesticide overexposure, loss of habitat, lack of genetic biodiversity, and many others are all being tested and hotly debated by scientists around the world, with pesticide overexposure and loss of habitat the two prevailing causes. Although it would be expensive and difficult, pesticides should be banned, and citizens should be asked to dedicate land to gardens to conserve and help bee populations.
Honey Bee Homicide Imagine a world without colors, flowers, or even air. This is a world without bees, which at the current rate, it will not be long until this description fits our planet. The endangerment of bees has many driving factors; the principal components being the increase of parasitic mites, the decrease of careers as beekeepers, the heightened use of pesticides, and the loss of biodiversity in honey bee habitats. For instance, two invasive species of mites expanded to North America twenty years ago, varroa and tracheal mites, which are responsible for a large portion of the honeybee deaths. Varroa mites live externally on bees, killing them by feeding on their blood (Watanabe 1170).
First the plants begin to die. To the animal’s dismay, the death of plants takes out their food source, which will kill. As previously explained, all other effects start with the loss of water. Drought is usually caused by a little amount of rainfall, which is caused by rising temperatures. “For example, A Desert Sun analysis of national climate data from more than 30
The impact that deforestation has on animal populations is absolutely devastating. According to conserve-energy-future.com an estimated “28,000 species are expected to become extinct by the next quarter of the century due to deforestation” (Rinkesh, 2009, Fact 12). If this statistic does not scare you, you need a reality check. It is also stated by Rinkesh that not only animals will be harmed within this process, the loss of bacteria, plants, and fungi will be felt throughout the world (2018). It is estimated that around 25% of cancer fighting agents are found in the Amazon rainforest, and at the current rate of deforestation, the Amazon rainforest will be gone within the next 100 years (2018).
First, food irradiation gives advantages tot he big industries because they can allow the expensive mean of killing germs. If in the future, food irradiation were socially accepted, farms and little companies would be greatly economically depressed due to the consequences it would carry. (United States- Environmental Protection Agency). If to trade internationally, food irradiation would be a requirement, many farmers and small industries would be shut down and many jobs would be lost. This as you can see is very dangerous to the economy structure, as it would lead us to a vicious crisis.