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What’s All the Buzz About? Honey Bee Decline Slows, But Demand Remains High

Honey bees and agriculture have a symbiotic relationship. Universities and nonprofits are conducting research to combat honeybee decline worldwide.

 

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Bee Loss Case Gives Environmentalists Endangered Species Win

A California federal court has backed some of environmentalists’ claims that the EPA violated the law in approving products linked to bee deaths. A U.S. district judge granted summary judgment to environmental advocates on two out of six claims in motions brought by beekeepers and pesticide reform groups against the[…]

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Dozens of House Democrats are urging the Trump EPA to make “science-based decisions” in reviewing commonly used neonicotinoid pesticides that environmentalists blame for harms to bees, fearing that the agency’s reversal of an Obama EPA proposed ban of chlorpyrifos could undercut safety decisions for other pesticides based on industry advice.[…]

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