They have social impacts, such as their endangerment of people and domesticated pets that are unaware of the risk they pose, and the blocking of drains and fouling of swimming pools. They also pose a health hazard as they are known to feed on human faeces, which means that they can acquire human diseases, such as Salmonella, and pass them on through their eggs. They impact the economy by placing a significant strain on the financial resources of land managers because of the ongoing need for research and management. Due to the decline in bush tucker species because of cane toad consumption, such as monitor lizards, snakes and turtles can affect Aboriginal communities culturally and economically. Lastly, there are ethical issues relating to the methods of collecting, euthanasia and disposing of the toads.
In addition, we will lose supply of cotton and have slimmer chances of with choosing clothing in stores. The decline of bees is caused by pesticides and parasites. These two hold a bold impact against bees and it not only affects bees but everyone individual as well. Each educational site and bee specialist/enthusiast have one thing in common and that is that bees are very important to our environment and everyday lives. Everything that a honeybee is responsible for benefits us.
Bees are major factor in our environment. But recent studies show that we are to blame for the decline in the Bee populations. The main reasons are industrial agriculture (pesticides), mites and climate change. And we should care about them because they provide us with honey and beeswax, and provide a major ecosystem service in the form of pollination. Bees pollinate a lot of crops like apple, citrus, strawberry, blueberry, tomato, melon, oilseed rape, carrot, etc.
Although scientists cannot find one main cause for the colony collapse, there is universal agreement that bees are dying due to human efforts for sustainability. Specifically, scientists believe that factors, such as habitat loss due to climate change and urbanization and the increase of pesticide usage, have contributed to the colony collapse. However, all these factors are rooted in human efforts to exploit the environment. While humans try to meet their current needs of land-use expansion, automobiles, and increasing food yields, they are destroying the sustainability of the future. In other words, as humans continue to be unconservative about their current needs, the bee population decreases; therefore, destroying the environment for future generations.
Because of the planting of GMOs in crops such as corn, helpful insects are killed and beneficial farmland is contaminated. Corporations are beginning to take over farmland and determining what we eat. The health dangers of GMOs are threatening to humans everywhere. I think GMOs should be prohibited from being processed in our foods. We as a nation need to prevent GMOs from becoming more widespread.
Nutrient pollution coming from agricultural runoff and other fertilizers allows for the growth of species that upset the balance of the ecosystem such as Cattail, harmful algae bloom, and duckweed. The sulfur in the agricultural fertilizers leads to accumulation of toxic mercury in fish, birds, and mammals. Also, exotic animals or invasive species displaced native and threatens to disrupt the ecosystem balance. The purpose of this experiment is to determine how the water quality affects the Everglades ecosystem and how water pollution impacts different species. Urbanization is a big threat that contributes to poor water quality in water pollution.
She like to explore the materiality of different images. The artwork represents an abstract image of different species of Australian birds formed by the cartons. “…object suggesting the continual commodification of nature, a world gradually destroying itself, and the transformation of rubbish” in this context, environmental contingencies is her topic. There are so many researches shown the bird population across Queensland are dramatically decreasing because of air pollutions, over lumbering… Kelly uses the materiality of the images, using cartons to betray birds, suggesting the viewer that the bird population in Australia is declining and expressing in the present day, bird’s value are equal to a rubbish material.
Monarchs might as well be the most advantageous species on the planet because they help pollinate plants which produces our crops and provides a food source for birds and small reptiles. However, they’re facing some complications thats decreasing the population like habitat loss, climate change, chemical pollutants, poaching/farming, and public awareness. Herbicide are the monarchs biggest threat. People have thought of asking state and local representatives to scale down of unnecessary mowing and herbicide application, promoting agricultural methods that doesn’t kill milkweeds and other plants that pollinators need, and plant milkweeds in areas that aren’t available.
It seems like as of now, the biggest reason that the honeybees could be dying is because of insecticides called neonicotinoids. The neonicotinoids, or neonics, potentially toxic to honey bees and other beneficial insects even with low levels of contact. Neonicotinoids may impact the bees’ ability to forage, learn and remember navigation routes to and from food sources. “When fields are sprayed with more pesticides, more fertilizers are applied and valuable agriculture structural elements such as hedges and rows of trees, are transformed into fields, the insects vanish.” (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research,
In recent years, scientists have come to realize that the honeybee population has been dropping at a substantial rate. This is a problem not only in the United States, but throughout the world. The current fear is that food crops will be devastated because there are not enough bees to pollinate the existing crops. Honeybee decline is occurring for several reasons. However, current research shows a promising future.
Jurassic Bees The environmental risk that we chose was, the fact that bees are dying at an alarming rate, and only a few are trying to stop it. According to the article, “The Role of Bees”, “If wild pollinator declines continue, we run the risk of losing a substantial proportion of the world’s flora” This quote is important because one the pollinators die out, so do we, because they make most of our foods. And bees, are the best pollinators because in the process they also make honey.
The Regent Honeyeater is a stunning bird which was originally found within 300km of the coast from Brisbane to Adelaide. The diet of these special endangered birds are most commonly nectar from eucalyptus they are omnivores. At the moment the population of these striking birds is 800-2000 birds left which puts the Regent Honeyeater in a critically endangered state. The kingdom these birds come from is Animalia. There phylum is Chordata, the Class Birds, the Order Passeriformes, a family of Meliphagidae, a genus of Xanthomyza and a Species of phyriga.
The novel The Secret Life of Bees, written by Sue Monk Kidd, is a story of a 14-year-old girl named Lily who loses her mother and goes on an extraordinary adventure in order to learn more about who her mother was. In the concluding chapter of the book, chapter 14, an epigraph is included that states: “A queenless colony is a pitiful and melancholy community; there may be a mournful wail or lament from within… Without intervention, the colony will die. But introduce a new queen and the most extravagant change takes place” (Kidd 277). The epigraph provides an insight as to what the deeper meaning of the chapter is. Lily, when she is young, loses her queen which is her mother and is devastated by it.
In The Secret Life of Bees, the author uses conflict to teach us if something is worth fighting for then you should never give up, which is this story’s theme. For instance, “Your mother ran off and left you. The day she died, she’d come back to get her things, that’s all.” That quote is an example of Lily’s father trying to tell her that her mother did not love her, and that the day she died she was coming back to get her things, not Lily. Lily knew her mother would not do that to her, so she traveled across the state South Carolina, to find answers about her mother in North Carolina.