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Alarm as pesticides spur rapid decline of US bird species

  • Seed-coating chemicals harm birds’ development, study finds
  • North America has lost 29% of its birds since 1970

Popular pesticides are causing bird species to decline at an alarming rate in the US, adding fuel to a 50-year downward trend in bird biodiversity, a new report has found.

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