Study finds neonicotinoids implicated in bird deaths:
The more people who know about this, the more who are likely to oppose applications like the one from Syngenta in the UK a couple of weeks ago to lift the European Union ban on neonicotinoid pesticides.
Tamara found the reference to this in ‘The Week’ magazine (p21, 19 July edition) (plug here for The Week – great newspaper in magazine format with news from everywhere)
Quote from the study:
“Here we show that, in the Netherlands, local population trends were significantly more negative in areas with higher surface-water concentrations of imidacloprid….
Here is the link to the study in Nature journal.