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Bumblebees’ decline points to mass extinction – study

Bumblebees’ decline points to mass extinction – study

Bumblebees are in drastic decline across Europe and North America owing to hotter and more frequent extremes in temperatures, scientists say.

A study suggests the likelihood of a bumblebee population surviving in any given place has declined by 30% in the course of a single human generation. The researchers say the rates of decline appear to be “consistent with a mass extinction”.

Full Story by PA Media at The Guardian