Half-Million Bees Swarm Seattle Airport on Purpose

Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- There are half-a-million bees living at the Seattle Airport. Since 2006, 30% of the bee colonies in the U.S. have vanished. A huge problem, considering Bees pollinate 1/3rd of everything humans eat. In an effort to save the bees and utilize undeveloped airport land, Sea-Tac has given Bee Keeper Bob Redmond $500 dollars and 50 acres for breeding. The 500,000 bees living at the airport fly 5.5 million times a day, 5,500 times that of the commercial flights at Sea-Tac. (Source: Bloomberg)
New Russian Law Weighs Down on Foreign Internet Firms
02:27 - A new law in Russia now forces tech firms with Russian customers to operate local servers to handle Russian personal data. It’s the latest in a string of about 20 laws tightening government control of the Internet, all put into place since President Vladimir Putin’s re-election in 2012. While the new program is aimed at protecting the privacy of Russian citizens, some human rights activists fear the regulation will be misused, allowing officials to spy on citizens and suppress political activists. Bloomberg’s European Senior Web Editor Tim Coulter and City Financial Investment Director Peter Toogood discuss with Guy Johnson and Anna Edwards on “Countdown.”
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