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Widespread insect die-off could devastate ecosystems worldwide

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How can we best measure the largely negative impact mankind has had on the planet? Well, we can measure the increasingly dramatic global temperature spikes, observe the disappearance of arctic ice, or tally the number of species that have been pushed to extinction by human expansion. Those are all great data points that we should take as not-so-subtle hints that we need to do a better job, but insects might be giving us the most dire warning of all.

In a new study published in Biological Conservation, researchers looked at over 70 reports and surveys related to insect activity and decline dating back decades, and what they found is truly troubling.

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