A study released this week shows that insects are dying off at record rates. While we know you may be thinking So What?, Wyatt, the reason this matters is because if some 40% of species do, in fact, go extinct within the coming decades, the effect on the planet could be “catastrophic.” How to reverse this trend? The authors of this study say we’ve got to reduce the use of pesticides (the primary culprit) and replace¬†them with “more sustainable, ecologically-based practices.”

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