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Pollination

USDA Spending Millions To Help Honeybees In The Midwest

AP | By M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green

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

Beauty Of Pollination Captured In Incredible Time-Lapse Video

Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jaymi Heimbuch: Louie Schwartzberg is a renowned cinematographer who captures the beauty of nature in unexpected ways ...

3 Awesome Things We Learned About Plants in 2013

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

A brand new cell part that flavors wine, a flower that depends on "footlong" moth tongues and a list of about 1,000 new species are the stories that topped my list of the most impressive things we learned about plants last year.

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.

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...

Pollination of Maine's Wild Blueberry Crop

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

Early May is a very important time for wild blueberry farmers in Maine. This is when migratory beekeepers move tens of thousands of bee hives into farmers' fields to perform the invaluable service of pollinating their crop just as it is flowering.

Wild Pollinators Are Critical to Keeping Our Picnic Baskets Full

Christina Kennedy | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green
Christina Kennedy

Bees may seem like uninvited guests at your picnic -- but before you shoo them away from the fruit salad, think twice, as they play a critical role in making your picnic possible.

Earth Day Buzz

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Have you had enough bee terror by now? The bees certainly have.

Mistletoe and Holly: Sinatra's Paen to Parasitism and Gender Issues?

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

"Mistletoe and Holly" is a holiday masterpiece. But I know the biology of those two plants that Mr. Sinatra croons about... and that makes me wonder: Is there more to this song than standard Christmas cheer?

Meet 92-Year-Old Beekeeper Stan Brown

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

Stan Brown of Cumberland, Maine, is nearly 93 years old, one of America's oldest registered beekeepers.

Once Banned as a Dangerous Animal, NYC Bees Now Popular Pet (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.04.2012 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

Because he lives in a 21-story building and "bees don't like high rises too much" (too windy), Guillermo Fernandez keeps bees in a tiny public garden below Wall Street, next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

X-Ray Study Yields Surprising New Insight About Ancient Bugs

Posted 05.15.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 05/14/2012 06:15 PM EDT on LiveScience With massive dinosaurs towering above, tiny fem...

Are Bees Everywhere In Trouble?

Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

Bees are making headlines these days, and not in a positive way. Colony collapse disorder has cut through honeybee populations, with some beekeepers r...

The Collapse of the Honey Bees

Wendy Strgar | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Wendy Strgar

The plight of the honeybees is our plight. In much the same way as the bees are lost on their way home, we have also lost our way.

The Plant That 'Talks Back' To Bats

Posted 10.02.2011 | Green

In a new study, researchers have found that a Cuban rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves to help attract the bats which pollinate the plant....

Do Iridescent Flowers Have More Pollinating Power?

AP | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green

LONDON -- Scientists are showing off a little-known property of some common garden flowers: They're iridescent, meaning that light shimmers off them l...

ReThink Interview: Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz, Makers of Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? looks at possible causes of colony collapse disorder as well as the millennia-old relationship between bees and humans that had been so mutually beneficial for so long.

Check-up on Obama's Energy Plan: Inflating the Tires, Not the Numbers

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

If we all channeled candidate Obama and inflated our tires properly, we could save nearly as much oil as we are likely to discover by pursuing the offshore drilling plan President Obama recently introduced.

Warning: This Film May Give You Hives

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kerry Trueman

2008-06-03-Picture5.jpg Basically, the bees are bailing on us. And without their powers of pollination, a wide range of crops, from almonds to zucchinis, could be about to vanish from our lives, along with the bees.