Gap Fill - Insect Loss - Level 6


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Scientists have discovered that street lights and other of artificial lighting could be behind a in insect populations. Researchers from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology conducted on the number of insects living near sources of light from light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The researchers said LEDs are for disrupting insect behaviour and for causing a in their numbers. Lead researcher Douglas Boyes said the results of his were "eye-opening". He was at the extent of the insect loss due to LEDs. He found a 47 per cent in insect populations at hedgerow test sites and a 37 per cent reduction at roadside grassy .

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