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Tag: bees

EPA considers spraying bee-killing pesticide despite scientific evidence showing massive harm

Why isn't the EPA considering restricting these products instead of expanding their use?

EPA allowing widespread use of unapproved pesticides, study finds

“The chronic abuse of the emergency approval process has created a shortcut for pesticide companies looking to gain backdoor approval for use of harmful pesticides.”

75% of world’s honey laced with pesticides

The impact on bees of continuing to use these pesticides is expected to have widespread consequences.

Major new study shows pesticide risk to honey bees

Scientists are calling for a complete ban on neonics, but will governments listen?

Judge: EPA’s approval of bee-killing pesticides violated federal law

A U.S. District Court judge held that the EPA had unlawfully issued 59 pesticide registrations between 2007 and 2012 for a wide variety of agricultural, landscaping and ornamental uses.

Trump administration sued for suspending protections for endangered bumble bee

This is the third lawsuit NRDC has filed against the Trump administration for its attacks on regulation.

EPA acknowledges proven dangers of bee-killing pesticides but refuses to restrict...

Neonicotinoids have already been banned by the European Union, it is time they were banned here.

Court fails to protect bees from toxic pesticides

"The broader implications of this decision drive the nails in the bee industry's coffin."

It’s Official: Bees Added to Endangered Species List

The first bees added to the endangered species list include seven types of yellow-faced bees native to Hawaii that play a key role in the survival of some of the states endangered plants.

Bees Now Have Some Allies In Congress

“The bill, introduced Thursday by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), would increase funding and improve cooperation among federal agencies that are working on getting pollinator numbers back up.”

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