Climate Change, Environment 

Climate Change: Why Don’t We Worry More?

“If we could invent one risk that bypasses all of our psychological alarm systems, global climate change would be it,” a psychologist explains. You’ve seen the projections, read the articles about record annual temperatures, rolled your eyes at climate change deniers. You know the threat of global warming is real. At least intellectually. But are you really worried about it? Probably not as worried as you know you should be. We asked social psychologist Sander van der Linden of Princeton University why it’s so hard for our brains to perceive climate…

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Declining bee populations: A healthy honeybee visiting a backyard apple tree Animals Biology Environment 

Ten Fun Facts about Honeybees and Honey

Honeybees and Honey Honeybees do not exactly make honey. Instead, they improve the nectar produced by flowers. The honey we love to eat is nectar that bees have swallowed, regurgitated, and condensed for us (and for themselves). In the course of her lifetime, one healthy worker bee will produce 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey, without added environmental stress. The average American consumes about one pound of honey per year. That’s about 1 1/3 cups. To produce one pound of honey, the worker bees in a single hive collectively fly…

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