Saturday, July 22, 2017

Pesticide toxicity to bees

In this photo taken Aug. 4, 2009 file photo, a crop duster sprays a field of crops just outside Headland, Alabama. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER WASHINGTON (AP) —€” Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened ...
This 2012 photo provided by The Xerces Society shows a rusty patched bumblebee in Minnesota. (Sarina Jepsen/The Xerces Society via AP)

BY JOHN FLESHER TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal officials said ...
In this August 2015 photo provided by The Xerces Society, a rusty patched bumble bee collects pollen from a flower in Madison, Wiscoinsin.

BY GILLIAN FLACCUS PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials on Thursday made a formal recommendation to list the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species because it has disappeared from about 90 percent of its historic range in ...
In this July 21, 2015 file photo, a bumblebee sits on a sunflower on a field in Munich, Germany.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations ...
In this July 16, 2014, file photo, a bee works on a honeycomb the Gene Brandi Apiary in Los Banos, California.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found. It’s the first scientific risk assessment of ...
A carpenter bee pollinates a flower in the garden at the Bayer North American Bee Care Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2015.

BY EMERY P. DALESIO RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — In a Nordic-inspired building tucked in a corner of the Bayer CropScience North American headquarters, high school students wander through 6,000 square feet dedicated entirely to the specialness of bees. ...
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