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Colony Collapse Disorder

The Buzz About Bees, Climate Change and Your Garden

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

From the fuzzy bumblebees that our children chase in the garden to the industrious honeybees that sweeten our herbal tea, bees have woven an essential place in nature's mosaic. But bees are now caught in the toxic web of our climate crisis.

'Green News Report' - June 26, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The gloves are off - President Obama now just openly mocking climate ch...

U.S. Retailers Move To Help Honeybees Escape Pesticides

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green

By Carey Gillam June 25 (Reuters) - Home Depot and other U.S. companies are working to eliminate or limit use of a type of pesticide ...

A Honey of a Smile

John Malik | Posted 06.19.2014 | Green
John Malik

In recent years, bees have been under assault from pesticides, disease, unseasonably cold winters and the research-confounding Colony Collapse Disorder. And fighting the fight that keeps bees in our ecosystem are folks such as Liydia and Vladimir.

LOOK: This Is Your Supermarket Without Bees

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green

Hoping to pick up some chocolate, apples, lemons or watermelon during your next outing to the supermarket? What about an iced coffee with a splash of ...

Free the Bees From Forced Slavery!

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Only each and every one of us making the right choices (demand organic!) can free the bees from forced slavery. And in freeing the bees, we are ensuring a healthy future for us all.

Honeybees Protecting Humanity

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Quite simply, humans cannot live without honeybees, yet these remarkably complex creatures can easily exist without our species. Currently, honeybees are dying by the tens of billions around the globe.

Bees Dying Quickly From Neonics and Climate Disruption

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The health of all bees is of paramount importance for our survival on Earth. Frighteningly, bees worldwide are terribly ill.

Feds: Nearly One Out Of 4 American Honeybee Colonies Died This Winter

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.15.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly one out of four American honeybee colonies died this winter — a loss that's not quite as bad as recent years, says a new ...

A Raw Look Inside The Life Of A Nepalese Honey Hunter

Posted 03.11.2014 | Green

High in the Himalayas, an ancient honey hunt harkens back to a time before industrialized bee farms, pollination woes and colony collapse disorder. ...

An Artist And A Hive Of Bees Made This Sculpture

Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts

Aganetha Dyck has become well known for her unusual sculptures, delicate artworks that depict mundane objects playfully obscured by mounds of honeycom...

USDA Spending Millions To Help Honeybees In The Midwest

AP | By M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pasture...

Let Me Tell You 'Bout the Birds and the Bees... and a Thing Called Neonics

Steve Zack | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

The environmental movement progresses in fits and starts. We may win occasional battles, but I sometimes fear we are losing the war and our successes can feel like stopgaps until the next crisis. Are neonics that next crisis?

Scientists Strap Tiny 'Backpacks' To 5,000 Bees, For Science

Posted 01.28.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: There's been a lot of buzz about colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon causing bees to die off around the...

Support the 'Save America's Pollinators Act' -- Why We Must Work Together to Save the Bees

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Laura Turner Seydel

Why is the decline of pollinators one of our most critical environmental issues? Pollinators provide a crucial ecosystem service valued annually at $125 billion globally ($15-$20 billion in the U.S) in the pollination of our food crops.

Are Urban Bees Immune to Colony Collapse Disorder?

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 12.07.2013 | Green
Eliza De La Portilla

Could urban beekeeping be the solution to the elusive Colony Collapse Disorder?

Why Are Queen Bees Living Shorter Lives?

| Posted 09.16.2013 | Green

By Francie Diep (Click here for original article.) What's killing the bees? If you've been watching the news, you might answer: "Colony collapse d...

Kim Bellware

Suburban Beekeeping Ban Defeated

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.20.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Beekeepers in one Chicago suburb scored a victory Monday night after defeating an attempt to ban all backyard beekeeping within the v...

"Bee-friendly" Plants? Think Again

Paul Towers | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Paul Towers

Here in the U.S., we're still waiting for EPA to step up and take the kind of swift action that is needed to protect bees. But as pressure mounts on the agency, retailers have a chance to get ahead of the curve and begin to phase out neonicotinoids now.

We're no closer to saving bees--or our food supply

OnEarth | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Scott Dodd, OnEarthIn 2006, long before I worked at this magazine, OnEarth contributing editor Sharon Levy visited a farm in California's Sierra fo...

What Will It Take To Solve Colony Collapse Disorder?

Posted 07.28.2013 | Green

From TakePart's Willy Blackmore: Late last month 25,000 bumblebees fell out of the linden trees planted around a Target parking lot in Wilsonville...

Why the Bees Are Dying: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Kalliope Lee

Whether it was actually practiced or not, my intention is to explore the bugonia as a timeless mythic trope instructive to us now in the midst of our own bee crisis.

A New Hive Mentality

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director This past winter was another tough one for the humble honeybee. Winter l...

25,000 Bees Mysteriously Found Dead In Oregon Parking Lot

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.21.2013 | Green

Tens of thousands of dead bees and other insects were found in a Target parking lot in Oregon earlier this week in what is being called one of the lar...

PHOTO: This Is Your Supermarket Without Bees

Posted 06.15.2013 | Green

Have apples, carrots, lemons or watermelon on your grocery list? Bad news -- without bees, these foods could be much harder to find in the produce sec...