Is the information age killing off honeybees?
For a while now, scientist have been scratching their heads over the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder, a phenomenon in which bees away from their hives never return after going out to collect pollen.
But according to a recent report filed by The Independent, scientists are now considering the possibility that the cause of CCD may be electromagnetic interference from mobile phone networks. From the article:
The theory is that radiation from mobile phones interferes with bees’ navigation systems, preventing the famously home-loving species from finding their way back to their hives. Improbable as it may seem, there is now evidence to back this up.
This is another frightful example of the hidden dangers people and nature may be exposed to in the continuous use of mobile devices. The jury is still out on the full extent of the correlation, but if the data turns out to be solid, mobile phone radiation may become just as malignant as
Myspace carbon generation in ecological influence.