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Diesel Exhaust Disrupts Bee's Sense of Smell

Air pollution is bad for people.  It has been linked to asthma, respiratory problems, cardiovascular diseases and even cancer. Now comes word that it may also be harmful to bees.  A new study in the journal Scientific Reports finds that exposure to toxic emissions can affect the insect’s ability to recognize the odor of flowers. That is a big problem because bees - as they fly from flower to flower - pollinate about 70 percent of the world’s food crops.  Honeybees in ...

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