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Neonicotinoid ban won't fix all bees' problems

Dave Goulson

30th November 2013

A temporary ban on neonicotinoid insecticides comes into effect across the EU this weekend. Dave Goulson argues that far deeper, structural changes are needed to create a countryside fit for bees and other wildlife. more...
insect food

Snack on that! Are insects the future of food?

Gavin Haines

18th November, 2011

With seven billion people to feed, agriculture is feeling the strain. So are creepie crawlies the solution? The Ecologist takes a closer look more...
Extreme Insects

Extreme Insects

Ruth Styles

6th October, 2011

Entomologist and journalist Richard Jones never fails to entertain, amuse and educate where bugs are concerned and Extreme Insects is no exception; even when, quivers Ruth Styles, you’re scared of them more...
spider

Ethical insect catchers: do they really work?

Ruth Styles

15th April, 2011

Instead of dispatching creepie crawlies with bug spray; how about using a humane insect grabber to get rid of them? Ruth Styles took the Snapy and the Ethical Spider Catcher for a spin more...
Grasshopper

Eating insects: a solution to the meat problem?

Kurt Hollander

3rd August, 2010

The world's demand for protein will continue to rise, even as the environmental impacts of meat production become clearer. Could turning to commonly eaten insect species be the answer? more...
A bumblebee

Why are bees in decline? New research to provide the answers

Ecologist

22nd June, 2010

Nine new studies will look at the role of pesticides, habitat loss and disease in the decline of insect pollinators like the honeybee and bumblebee more...
Ant

How to repel insects and pests naturally

Andy Hamilton

1st May, 2009

Insects can be a double-edged sword when it comes to gardening. Andy Hamilton reveals the secrets of harmless, low-impact repulsion. more...
Investigations

Bats

The Ecologist

1st July, 2003

Why use expensive, damaging pesticides to kill insects? The humble bat will happily eat 1,200 an hour for free
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