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Sci Tech    H4'ed 12/15/17

The German Amateurs Who Discovered 'Insect Armageddon' - The New York Times

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Keeping meticulous records over decades, the Krefeld Entomological Society documented a 75 percent decline in bug populations that shocked the world.

Insects fill a huge part in our ecosystem.  They are food for birds, bats, frogs, fish and reptiles.  It is easy to see the importance of insects propping up this system.

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