Monday, January 3, 2011

Canaries in a Coal Mine

Originally reported to be 1000 red-winged blackbirds, now 3000, fall dead from the sky in Arkansas. Also, 100,000 fish dead and washed ashore on the Arkansas River. Bee die-offs since 2006. In 2007 more than one million bat deaths in upstate New York. Up to 80% of frogs die off in the UK in twelve years. Late 2008 and early 2009, more than 400 pelicans dead or dying on the West Coast. Before the BP oil spill, bottlenose dolphins dying at three times the normal rate in the Gulf.

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