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As Bee Populations Dwindle, Researchers Introduce Stingless Bees From India As Alternative Pollinators Environment Featured Science and Nature 

As Bee Populations Dwindle, Researchers Introduce Stingless Bees From India As Alternative Pollinators

World (Sputnik) – Seeking to work around the alarming global decline of the traditional honey bee, new breeds and strains of the important insect, including a native Indian stingless bee, are being introduced in attempts to maintain world crop pollination. As traditional honey bee populations around the world continue to drop, researchers with the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), and at a honeybee research center at the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), will collaborate with Australia’s Western Sydney University to introduce the Kerala stingless honey bee (Tetragonula iridipennis) as an alternative pollinator. Found around the world, the stingless honey bee’s Tetragonula variant, native to the southwest Indian state of Kerala, is smaller Read More

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Australia’s Bubblegum-Pink Lake Beauty 

Australia’s Bubblegum-Pink Lake

Australia (Sputnik) – Lake Hillier in Western Australia is famous for its vibrant pink hue. Watch this stunning natural oddity filmed from above. The reason Lake Hillier is so passionately pink is not yet fully understood by scientists. It probably has to do with organisms called Dunaliella Salina: these microscopic algae produce lots of carotenoids, which give the waters of the 600-meter-long saline lake its distinctive color.  This report prepared by Sputnik.

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