Europe has lost over a half-billion birds in 40 years. The single biggest cause? Pesticides and fertilizers

Friday, June 2, 2023 - 11:33 in Earth & Climate

A trickle of studies warning that the enormous variety of living things on Earth is diminishing has turned into a flood. The evidence for these losses within regions and globally is undeniable. But data on biodiversity, and what is causing its decline, is still patchy—restricted to some causes, some places and some species. That isn't the case for birds in Europe, however.

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