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Articles tagged neonicotinoids

Aug. 11, 2014, 3:51 p.m.

The Perilous Life Of A Professional Honeybee

Scientists say exposure to pesticides is just one of many hazards honeybees face, but they're working to find out just how big a role it plays in their overall decline.

Aug. 4, 2014, 1 a.m.

New Rule: No Bee-Harming Pesticides, GMO Crops On U.S. Wildlife Refuges

Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it was phasing out a class of bee-harming pesticides on wildlife refuges in the Pacific region. That rule now applies nationwide.

July 16, 2014, 2 p.m.

A Likely Exception To No-Pesticide Rule: Invasive Crazy Ants Attacking Baby Birds

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is eliminating the use of bee-harming pesticides on refuges in the Pacific region. One likely exception? Invasive crazy ants that attack nesting seabirds.

July 15, 2014, 2:23 p.m.

Feds Phase Out Bee-Harming Pesticides In Northwest Wildlife Refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to eliminate the use of bee-harming pesticides on wildlife refuges in the Pacific region by 2016.

June 26, 2014, 8:29 a.m.

Study: 'Bee-Friendly' Plants Could Put Pollinators At Risk

Home gardeners unwittingly may be exposing bees and other pollinators to a class of insecticides that has been increasingly linked to their deaths, according to a new study by environmental groups.

June 20, 2014, 11:34 a.m.

Oregon Studies Bee Die-Off After Tree Spraying

Hundreds of bumblebees are dying in Eugene, and a longtime tree spray company faces investigation by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

April 30, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

Growers Tell Congress Pesticide Ban Won't Solve Bee Problems

Instead of banning the neonicotinoid class of pesticides, Congress should follow Oregon's example and use a collaborative and science-based approach to improving honeybee health, the executive director of the Oregon Association of Nurseries said.

Feb. 11, 2014, 7:48 a.m.

Oregon Lawmakers Back Away From Bill To Restrict Some Pesticides

This week, Oregon may join Washington in backing away from a proposal to protect bees by restricting certain pesticides.

Nov. 22, 2013, 12:04 p.m.

Artists Tell Stories Of Dead Bees

Two artists are responding to the decline of bees through their work.

Aug. 19, 2013, 6 a.m.

Controversial Insecticides To Carry Clearer Warnings To Protect Bees

Northwest beekeepers are applauding the EPA for requiring certain pesticides to carry a clearer warning label to prevent home gardeners and farmers from inadvertently harming beneficial pollinators, like bees.