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Commentary :: Environment
NYT Downplaying cell phone theory of bee extinction
25 Apr 2007
Are cell phone ads preventing the NYT from telling the truth about bee extinction?
It seems that the theory that cell phones are wiping out bees in Europe and the US could be the most plausible one, yet the NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/24/science/24bees.html?em&ex=1177646400&e says that "the most likely suspects [are] a virus, a fungus or a pesticide". Could it be that they are downplaying the possibility that it's cell phones because of all the cell phone ads they have?
The newspapers report that bees pollinate 15 billion/year worth of crops, vegetables fruits etc in the US.
Cell phone profits are apparently 10 times as high, something like 150 billion/year (there's maybe 230 million cell-phone users in the US paying an average of about $50/month)
If it turns out that cell phones are indeed wiping out bees, will the US government prohibit the use of cell phones to prevent mass extinction?

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