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March 13, 2016 Wildlife

Government Report Slams EPA, USDA for Failing to Protect Bees

By: Center for Biological Diversity

PORTLAND, Ore.— The Government Accountability Office today released a report sharply criticizing the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency for failing to adequately address threats to bee populations....

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January 29, 2016 Environment

The 7 Best Things to Happen to the Planet in January 2016

By: Planet Editor

It’s been a rocky first month of the year, without a doubt, but there were some silver linings to this cloudy January. Below are the seven stories we reported this...

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January 1, 2016 Human Health

EPA Misses Key Deadlines for Analyzing Pesticides' Risks to People, Wildlife

By: Center for Biological Diversity

PORTLAND, Ore.— The Environmental Protection Agency missed its own deadlines for completing risk assessments in 2015 for atrazine, glyphosate and imidacloprid, three highly controversial, toxic and commonly used pesticides. The...

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December 31, 2015 Environment

The 10 Worst Things to Happen to the Planet in 2015

By: Planet Editor

The year is over, ladies and gentlemen. And what a year it was. We passed some major environmental milestones (COP21, the Clean Power Plan, the Pope’s climate change encyclical) and...

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September 30, 2015 Environment

The 5 Stupidest Things to Happen to the Planet in September 2015

By: Django Reynard

As September ends, Planet Experts looks back on the stories we ran this month and decides which were the most important to the environment and the planet as a whole....

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September 12, 2015 Politics

EPA Says Yes to Bee-Killing Pesticide, Federal Court Says No

By: Planet Editor

A federal appeals court has told the Environmental Protection Agency where it can stick its sulfoxaflor. Sulfoxaflor is a neonicotinoid pesticide, a class of pesticides known to cause nerve damage...

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August 17, 2015 Politics

Flea Really Likes Bees

By: Planet Editor

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea really likes bees, and he’d like to share them with you. The 52-year-old musician (née Michael Peter Balzary) has been sharing photos of himself...

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May 28, 2015 Environment

EPA Proposes Ban on Some Toxic Pesticide Spraying While Bees at Work

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Image Credit: Pascal / Flickr WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule today creating temporary pesticide-free zones when specific plants are in bloom and...

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May 20, 2015 Food

White House Report Lacks Key Actions to Save Bees, Other Pollinators

By: Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON— The White House Pollinator Health Task Force today issued a long-awaited report outlining the Obama administration’s plans for addressing severe, nationwide declines in important pollinators. Unfortunately the plan set...

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May 14, 2015 Wildlife

Beekeepers Report 42 Percent Drop in Honeybee Populations

By: Planet Editor

Over the last 12 months, the nation’s beekeepers have reported a 42.1 percent decline in their bee colony populations. That news comes directly from the the Bee Informed Partnership, a...

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May 6, 2015 Wildlife

Federal Scientists’ Research on Bee-killing Pesticides Compromised

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Image: Pixabay WASHINGTON— Environmentalists, beekeepers, farmworkers, farmers, fisheries and food-safety organizations sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Inspector General and the co-chairs of the...

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April 23, 2015 Wildlife

New Study: Common Pesticides Pose Significant Risk to Wild Bees

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Image Credit: Pixabay WASHINGTON— A study published today in the journal Nature finds that the use of neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticides in the United...

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