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January 6, 2016 Wildlife

EPA Concludes Neonicotinoids Pose Risk to Bees

By: Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency said today in a “pollinator risk assessment” that imidacloprid, a popular neonicotinoid pesticide, poses a significant risk to honeybees — but it failed to...

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March 25, 2015 Wildlife

Another UK Study Ties Neonicotinoids to Bee Decline

By: Planet Editor

Since 2012, the UK has been using a major government study on neonicotinoid pesticides as evidence that they are safe and do not adversely affect bumblebees, an important environmental pollinator....

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February 6, 2015 Wildlife

Study Confirms Neonicotinoid Insecticides Impair Bee Brains

By: Planet Editor

A buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris with pollen in its pile. (Source: WikiMedia Commons) After years of controversy, researchers in Scotland have delivered solid evidence that neonicotinoid...

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December 5, 2014 Food

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Are Creating Toxic Slugs

By: Planet Editor

Neonicotinoids are the most widely used insecticides in the world, though their detrimental effect on honey bee populations has stirred controversy in the U.S. and sparked lawsuits from two of...

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October 18, 2014 Wildlife

EPA Finds Neonicotinoid Pesticides Do Not Improve Soybean Crops

By: Planet Editor

On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an analysis of the benefits of neonicotinoid pesticides on soybean seeds. In its report, the federal agency concluded that the neonics currently...

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September 15, 2014 Wildlife

Syngenta Asks EPA to Increase Usage Limit for Neonicotinoid Pesticide

By: Planet Editor

Syngenta has petitioned the EPA to increase the legal limit of neonicotinoid pesticide residue on certain crops. The request has stirred controversy due to several studies that link neonicotinoids to...

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September 4, 2014 Food

Canadian Beekeepers Sue Makers of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

By: Planet Editor

Two of Ontario’s largest honey producers are suing Bayer Cropscience and Syngenta Canada, claiming that the companies’ pesticides have caused the deaths of their bee colonies. The $400 million class...

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July 20, 2016 Food
The EPA has approved nearly 100 pesticide products over the past six years that contain mixtures that make them more poisonous. (Photo: Michelle Tribe)

Report: Poisonous, Harmful Mixtures in EPA-Approved Pesticides

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved nearly 100 pesticide products over the past six years that contain mixtures that make them more poisonous and increase the dangers to imperiled pollinators...

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July 14, 2016 Food

Pesticides Are Contaminating the World, So What Can We Do?

By: Nick Marinoff

Crops are enjoyed throughout the world, but while organic foods may have spiked in popularity, many feel that pesticides still hold their ground as an agricultural necessity. [caption id="attachment_14405" align="alignnone"...

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July 3, 2016 Politics

This Bee-Friendly Bill Wants to Bring Back America’s Pollinators

By: Jedamiah Wolf

They buzz and sting, but we need bees to pollinate our food crops. These winged allies are endangered and a new congressional bill aims to give them a hand. About...

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May 27, 2016 Environment

J Henry Fair Photographs Industrial Waste in All Its Toxic Majesty

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Last night, I held a dying bird in my hand. Lucy, the neighborhood cat, had been at it, and from far away I’d seen her tossing it around. By the...

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April 17, 2016 Politics

Maryland Just Became the Most Bee-Friendly State in the U.S.A.

By: Planet Editor

You know what’s not great for honeybees? Neonicotinoid pesticides. In the last few years, several studies have linked this type of pesticide to bee brain impairment and death. So you...

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