26 Oct '17, 8pm

@Bobbie_Dazzler, old fruit - loved your report on stinky durian for ScienceInAction

@Bobbie_Dazzler, old fruit - loved your report on stinky durian for ScienceInAction

A few decades ago, when you drove down a country road anywhere in Europe, your car windscreen would get splattered with the squashed bodies of flying insects. It's known as the 'windscreen phenomenon'. But now, there seem to be far fewer flying insects than there used to be. Scientists have long suspected that insects are in dramatic decline, but new evidence confirms this. Research at more than 60 protected areas in Germany suggests flying insects have declined by more than 75% over the past 30 years. Splitting the Cost of Biodiversity Globally, $14.4 billion was spent between 1996 and 2008 to help stop the decline in the World's plants and animals. There were some overall successes, with an average reduction in biodiversity loss of 29% per country over this time. However, not all countries are doing well - with the USA (mainly Hawaii), Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Indi...

Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cstzrz

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