"The repercussions this will have for the planet's ecosystems are catastrophic to say the least, as insects are at the structural and functional base of numerous world's ecosystems since their rise at the end of the Devonian period, nearly 400 million years ago". The loss of any large insect population will throw an ecosystem into disarray, ultimately affecting every other species, including apex predators like humans.
The biologists conducted a systematic review of 73 historic reports of insect declines across the world.
"We estimate the current proportion of insect species in decline - 41 per cent - to be twice as high as that of vertebrates", or animals with a backbone, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo of the University of Sydney and Kris Wyckhuys of the University of Queensland in Australia reported.
Professor Goulson encouraged people to make more insect-friendly gardens and to stop using pesticides and buy organic food.
Ajax midfielder De Jong fit to face Real Madrid
Isco has managed just five La Liga starts this term and missed Madrid's 3-1 win over rivals Atletico on Saturday. Let's hope we can enjoy him for plenty more games. "But we carried on well and we had our chances afterwards".
Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase
Police say an arrest has been made in the slaying of a 24-year-old woman whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in CT . On Tuesday, DeSilva appeared before a federal magistrate in White Plains who ordered him held without bail , ABC News reports.
Nonetheless, a new study which found that insects are dying at record rates, should alarm us due to the fact that insect extinction would mean catastrophic consequences for ecosystems on Earth, and thus for us.
Insects are also the world's top pollinators - 75 per cent of 115 top global food crops depend on animal pollination, including cocoa, coffee, almonds and cherries.
In a November New York Times report about a possible "insect apocalypse", scientists were asked to imagine a world with no insects.
Jake Fiennes, conservation general manager at the Holkham Estate and a member of the National Farmers' Union's environment forum, said: "We can all accept that there has been a decline in insects, whether we gain our information as a result of scientific data or anecdotes", he said.
"It is becoming increasingly obvious our planet's ecology is breaking and there is a need for an intense and global effort to halt and reverse these awful trends - allowing the slow eradication of insect life to continue is not a rational option". The number of bees has also been seriously affected.
Added CNN: 'Some 80% of wild plants use insects for pollination while 60% of birds rely on insects as a food source, according to the study.
After much waiting and anticipation, the first Nintendo Direct of 2019 has been announced via the official Nintendo website. The co-creator of Kingdom Hearts , Shinji Hashimoto, has been promoting news of the Direct on Twitter .
The Knicks said in a statement to the New York Daily News the image was one of "several rotating photos on the website". Well, the Knicks just used a picture that included Durant in their efforts to get fans to renew their season tickets.
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently teased that "new services" from Apple are coming in 2019 during an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer . It's also possible that new iPads, AirPods and AirPower could be released at WWDC '19 or via press release.
Harry recently revealed that for a long time he struggled to cope with her death, and sought professional help a few years ago. Now, a source tells Vanity Fair Her Majesty is aware of the situation and has urged Prince Harry and Meghan to take action.
Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes in Syria in the past few years against Iranian and Hezbollah targets. On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that the IDF was behind the operation.
Instead, the agency has said it will catch the wild animals, put them to sleep and remove them from the settlements. Despite the siege, residents have been warned they face prosecution if they shoot the endangered species.
Mars One started grabbing headlines in 2012 when the company revealed its insane plan to send humans to Mars in 2020s. Founder Bas Lansdorp, confirmed the news to Engadget and told the publication he was "working to find a solution".
Osaka suddenly splits with coach
Alongside the German coach it took Osaka just 20 weeks to rise to No.1 after making her Top 10 debut. The World Number one tennis player, Naomi Osaka announced her spilt up with her coach Sascha Bajin .
Suspect in chair-throwing video turns herself in
Elizabeth Catholic High School, in Thornhill called her a smart girl and said the video "does not do her justice". In the video, a woman tosses a chair off the balcony of a highrise building near Harbour and York streets.
United Kingdom inflation falls to 1.8%
The retail inflation number was much lower than the market expectations, said Tushar Arora, a senior economist at HDFC Bank. Year-on-year house price growth is forecast to have slowed to 2.5 per cent in December, down from 2.8 per cent in November.
Cardi B, sassy queen of American hip-hop
She said she was 'offered 3 different songs.it's about collaboration.it's about feeling supported.it's about art and honesty'. Minaj was not pleased, and today she took to Twitter to publicly pull out of the BET Concert Experience show.
Westbrook sets another triple-double record in Thunder win
With 45 points against James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Saturday, George has scored 92 points in his past two tilts. The Thunder star recorded his 10th consecutive triple-double in Oklahoma City's 120-111 win over the Trail Blazers .