Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Are cell phones really killing bees?

It's Official- Cell Phones are Killing Bees | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World:

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Scientists may have found the cause of the world’s sudden dwindling population of bees – and cell phones are to blame. Research conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland has shown that the signal from cell phones not only confuses bees, but also leads to their death.
OK, I didn't read the studies themselves, but the source article in the Daily Mail makes it sounds like for there to be an observable effect, the phones need to be in close proximity to the bees. If people are leaving their phones inside bee hives on a regular basis, then it sounds like they're on to something; otherwise, I'm not sold on this as an explanation yet. 
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