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Canadian researchers warn of 'cascading impacts' as bumblebee species decline

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  • According to vast amounts of data, several species of bee populations in Canada are at imminent risk of extinction.
  • For example, the American bumblebee’s area of occurrence is 70% smaller than 100 years ago.
  • Scientists warn that this will have cascading impacts throughout the ecosystem. Bees are important pollinators needed to grow crops.

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