Alarm as pesticides spur rapid decline of US bird species | Birds

Alarm as pesticides spur rapid decline of US bird species | Birds

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Popular pesticides are causing bird species to decline at an alarming rate in the US, adding fuel to a 50-year downward trend in bird biodiversity, a new report has found. In addition to spray-on pesticides, farmers are widely using chemicals that coat seeds. These pesticides, called neonicotinoids or neonics, deter insects as the seeds sprout
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Pakistan to roll back lockdown measures as COVID-19 death numbers decline

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Pakistan is planning to roll back most of its coronavirus lockdown measures as cases drop, according to reports. The main focus is to reopen most public spaces starting Aug. 10, including all restaurants and parks, and some theaters, cinemas and public transport, said Asad Umar, head of Pakistan’s task force to fight the pandemic. SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
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‘Inseperable’ lions Hubert and Kalisa are put down together at LA Zoo after ‘rapid decline in heath’

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A pair of ‘inseperable’ African lions were put down together at their home in the Los Angeles Zoo so neither would have to live alone, officials said. Hubert and Kalisa were both 21 years old and had far outlived their normal lifespan of 14 to 17 years. But were in ‘declining health’, the zoo said,
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Suzi Taylor’s sad decline from glittering reality stardom to being a jailbird prostitute

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She rose to fame as a bubbly contestant on The Block in 2015, but it’s clear Suzi Taylor’s TV glory days are well and truly over.  A far cry from her glamorous tenure on the small screen, the 49-year-old is currently at the centre of a sex extortion scandal which could land her in prison.
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