Leaf blowers fatal to declining insects, Germans warned

The government says leaf blowers are "fatal to insects", which are in dramatic decline in Germany.

BBC Science News | Nov. 15, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment germany insects

'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded

A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.

By Helen Briggs | Oct. 30, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: biodiversity insects

Wasps: If you can't love them, at least admire them

They get a bad press compared with bees and beetles, but wasps are truly remarkable creatures.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 14, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: wasps insects natural-history-museum

Big Butterfly Count: Fine weather boosts species in UK

Survey finds many common species of butterfly enjoyed a good summer this year.

BBC Science News | Sept. 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: nature butterflies insects

Insect-based food 'better for pets than top steak'

The body representing UK vets says pet food diets based on insects are a 'fantastic opportunity'.

By Roger Harrabin | Aug. 27, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: food insects pets

Crickets have hit the high street - can they save the planet?

A London food chain is now including insects on its menu but can eating insects help save the planet?

By Lindsay Brown | May 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: food insects

Bedbugs survived the dinosaur extinction event

The much-maligned bedbug has been around for 115 million years - since dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

By Victoria Gill | May 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: insects biology

Butterfly temperature research 'could boost survival chances'

Conservationists hope the results will help them understand how butterflies survive in a warming climate.

BBC Science News | May 14, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: wildlife totternhoe insects climate-change university-of-cambridge

Five things we've learned from nature crisis study

The UN's global assessment of nature has some hard hitting lessons for the world. Matt McGrath considers the critical takeaways.

By Matt McGrath | May 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: wildlife environment nature animals insects united-nations extinction birds climate-change

Biodiversity: 'Beast of Beddau' is new millipede find

Colliery tips are home to hundreds of rare species of bugs - including some unique finds - say scientists.

By Steffan Messenger | April 23, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: nature maerdy insects beddau

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