In order to fulfill our desires for almonds, fruit, and honey, humans are disrupting the social hierarchy that bees strictly follow. One third of our food would not exist without the bees. However, in our attempts to produce this food, we are encouraging the collapse of honeybee populations all over the world. Although I found it
Bees vs Pesticides Argumentative By:Amaja Grimm Bees work to pollinate and make honey, that is why we need to stop using pesticides. The chemicals in the pesticides are toxic to not only wasps, flies, and other pesky insects the pesticides are also toxic to bees. Bees pollinate at least one third of the world’s flowers and other pollinated plants such as pears, apples, cherry, cantaloupe, almonds, blueberries, cranberries, kiwi, plums, carrots, and some other plants too. We need to stop using pesticides wild pollinators, which include bees, wasps, beetles, flies, butterflies, moths, birds, bats, and even some non-flying mammals, have suffered and dies from the chemicals. This includes habitat destruction which puts more animals
It’s a widely held myth that University of Florida entomologists introduced Plecia nearctica into Florida as means to control insect population however, love bugs, as this species is more commonly known as, actually migrated across the Gulf Coast from Mexico through human activities. Despite the humorous implications of the common name, given because of their ability to copulate while in flight for hours, it does not emphasize the controversy that surrounds its invasive appearance in the Southern states of America. These states found that the species was detrimental to the abiotic environment initially but as it turns out, with time, the species adapted to actually become helpful to the biotic environment. What was initially seen as a nuisance became an integral part of the agricultural ecosystem despite it being an unintended consequence through increased human activities. The ecological effects of Plecia nearctica start with its evolution and adaptation to the Southern states in America and
Anthonomus grandis Anthonomus grandis, more commonly know by the name Boll Weevil, is a type of beetle that primarily eats cotton buds and many types of flowers. Known as a pest, the Weevil originates in Mexico and migrated to the United States during the 1890s. By the year 1920, almost all states that grew cotton were suffering under the Boll Weevil infestation. The United States government has passed many different programs in order to control the weevil infestation, and have been primarily successful in their attempts, despite the Weevil’s spread to South America in the late 1940s and 1950s, and to this day, has infested Brazil. After resulting in almost $13 billion dollars lost in the cotton industry, the Boll Weevil has had many environmental and economic effects.
Great choices, I read a couple of previously discussion and I believe most of us have different answers, but they all relate. Therefore, your choices of overkill, habitat destructions, introduction of animals and disease it’s a little different. Mostly, I was curious with your choice of introduction of animal and how that came to be one of your choices. In general, I agree after reading your example of the tree snails of Tahiti and Moorea on how the government introduced the giant African snail as a food animal. In short, the government underestimated the snails and they grew to big is an great example.
Hi, I’m Eric Edmondson and I have Chagas disease. You probably don’t know what Chagas disease is so I’ll tell you. The Chagas disease is a protest caused disease from a parasite called Trypanosoma Cruzi which is spread through the kissing bug. It was discovered by Carlos Justiniano Ribeiro Chagas. He found chagas disease at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro.
It is viewed as a local specie located in zones that contain swamps particular in Southeastern Asia. Wetland elephant ears have been plowed as foliage plants in moist soil and utilized as a nourishment source. Elephant ears, scientifically known as Colocasia esculenta, can be grown in water gardens and wetland regions. Taro plants contain a harsh compound that is diminished by cooking and can cause stomachaches. Elephant ears are invasive species that disarray and replace the native plant environments primarily in Florida.
This essay will be discussing the various discourses that have been introduced in the given text ‘Smuggled Bushmeat is Ebola’s Back Door to America’, regarding the phenomenal Ebola outbreak that took over the media not only in Africa but internationally. Ebola virus disease or Ebola haemorrhagic fever is an illness that was carried by fruit bats then transferred to human beings. The disease can only be transferred from person to person through skin contact and release of body fluids. The disease was first discovered and originated from Central Africa in 1976, effecting many African people from central Africa then soon enough spreading across to the West of Africa as we know today. In 2014, the Ebola outbreak had mainly effected the West Africans,
Scientists think that one of the main causes of this problem is because of the pesticides that being used called neonicotinoids. Neonicotinoids are used to control insect pests. They are coated on seeds such as corn, soybean, cotton, and wheat. Also, they are sprayed on crops. There is a movement happening now that is trying to stop the usage of neonicotinoids and hopefully save the honeybees before it is too late.
The Black Death was started in 1347 and ended around 1350, but there is some cases that still happen today. The Black Death was started by black rats that had a bacterium Yersinia pestis. The Black Death spreaded from France to the port of Weymouth. But as some researchers said that the Black Death might have not been caused by just rats, it also says that more than one thing could have caused so many people to die. Therefore researchers are still doing research on the Blath Death to this
Diseases in Victorian Britain and what the diseases were, how they were thought to be cured, how they actually were cured, and how it was like for people who had the disease is what I am talking about. The black plague was caused by fleas carried by rats that would go into the human skin that would cause humans skin to turn black and sometimes cause people to die. Bubonic plague (black plague) causes the skin and flesh to die and turn black. During the time of the black plague, also known as the black death or bubonic plague, it was one of the most devastating time ever and it caused millions to die.
The author enumerates some possible solutions for reducing the number of cane toad, a kind of amphibian native to Central and South America, that was intentionally introduced to Australia to eat harmful insects in that region. The lecturer, however, refutes the proposed suggestions by mentioning some counterclaims, and she believes that they would be unsuccessful and they may bring about some damages to environment. First, the reading asserts that building a national fence would be a practical solution since it prevents the cane toad from entering other new areas like the one that was practiced beforehand. Nonetheless, the professor roles out the probability by mentioning another possibility. She argues that eggs and young children are usually