How ‘the New DDT’ Wreaks Havoc on the Bottom of the Food Chain

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The same insecticide nerve poison that is contributing to the shocking declines in bees and other pollinators is also behind the sharp declines in many other insect species, along with insect-eating birds and bats. Even important creatures like earthworms, which keep our soils healthy, are being damaged by systemic insecticides called neonicotinoids (neonics) and fipronil, a new four-year international meta-analysis has found.

How ‘the New DDT’ Wreaks Havoc on the Bottom of the Food Chain