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Neonicotinoids

Angeleon Beekeepers One Step Closer to Legalization

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Dr. Reese Halter

This past Wednesday afternoon the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to conduct a study on legalizing urban beekeeping. Healthy backyard ho...

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?

Bee-Killing Poisons Contaminate Water: More Evidence

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

My recent passionate broadcast across Australia on the 'War Against Nature' elicited many emails especially from children. They all wanted to know: "Why are adults killing nature?"

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.

Honeybees on the Verge of Extinction

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Here is a beneficial insect pollinating a third of America's crops, especially fruits and vegetables, and we thank it with stupefying killing.

The Real Sting About Bees and How You're Killing Them

Amy Ziff | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Amy Ziff

While they're designed to harm insects, we also just don't know enough about what they'll do to humans over time. And, since they also end up in our food, we're all likely eating them. Daily.

"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...

Gardeners Beware: "Bee-friendly" Plants May Be Poisoning Bees

Erich Pica | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Erich Pica

You may have heard that bees are key pollinators for one out of every three bites of food we eat. You may also know that bees are in grave trouble -- as the recent Time magazine cover story pointed out. But did you know that your own garden plants may be poisoning these bees?

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...

Stop Neonicotinoid Pesticides: Protestors to March in London

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Beekeepers and concerned citizens from across the UK have formed a united front in the 'War Against Nature' to protect bees against a devastating new ...

Honeybees to EPA: Where Is Thy Sting?

OnEarth | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Scott Dodd, OnEarth The list of fruits, vegetables, and field crops that rely on honeybees for pollination is truly astonishing: apples, avocados, ...

Bee Deviled: Scientists No Longer Bumbling Over Cause Of Colony Collapse Disorder

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

If you're not a huge fan of the bee, why should their rapidly reducing population matter to you? Well, if you like to eat food, you should be concerned. Besides gathering nectar to produce honey, bees pollinate agricultural crops, home gardens, orchards and wildlife habitat.

Common Pesticides Harm Bees, Studies Show

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green

By Kate Kelland LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) - Scientists have discovered ways in which even low doses of widely used pesticides can har...