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Earth Is Facing an ‘Insect Apocalypse’ – Newser

1% to 2% of insects disappear annually, but new habitats could help

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Insects, considered vital to the food chain, are slowly disappearing, at a rate of 1% to 2% each year in some parts of the world, according to researchers, who are urging the general public to lend a helping hand. We’re already seeing “death by a thousand cuts,” says David Wagner, a University of Connecticut entomologist and author of one of 12 reports on what some term the “insect apocalypse,” published Monday in PNAS. Those cuts include climate change, insecticides and herbicides, human…

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