Pollinators in the news

 

The Bee Killers, by Alex Morris, Rolling Stone magazine, August 2015 (http://www.rollingstone.com/)

Colorado Beekeepers Hope To Turn Trend of Die-offs locally, nationally http://www.denverpost.com/environment/ci_28399008/colorado-beekeepers-hope-turn-trend-die-offs-locally

Are Bees Addicted to Pesticides http://www.healthfreedoms.org/are-bees-addicted-to-pesticides/

Beekeeping Monk Gives Insight on Insects http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/aug/14/tp-beekeeping-monk-gives-insight-on-insects/

Does EPA favor industry when assessing chemical dangers?
http://www.newsweek.com/does-epa-favor-industry-when-assessing-chemical-dangers-268168

EPA knew pesticides were killing honeybees in the 1970s but punished those who spoke out
http://www.naturalnews.com/047026_neonicotinoid_pesticides_honeybees_EPA.html#

Federal Forums Reveal Deep Divisions On Causes of, Solutions to Pollinator Decline
http://www.bna.com/federal-forums-reveal-n17179912488/

Ontario first in N. America to restrict use of pesticide linked to bee deaths
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/ontario-first-in-n-america-to-restrict-use-of-pesticide-linked-to-bee-deaths/article21747328/

Minnesota raises possibility of banning neonicotinoids
http://www.startribune.com/local/280703022.html

Ontario Agriculture Minister meets with local beekeepers…
http://barrie.ctvnews.ca/ontario-agriculture-minister-meets-with-local-beekeepers-1.2111883

Thank the Birds and the Bees for Your Holiday Table
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1099483-thank-the-birds-and-the-bees-for-your-holiday-table/

Are These Nicotine-Like Insecticides Killing Bees?
http://modernfarmer.com/2014/11/neonics/

UK MPs raise concern over tests on neonicotinoid pesticides linked to bee deaths
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/agriculture/farming/11239040/MPs-raise-concern-over-tests-on-pesticides-linked-to-bee-deaths.html

Ogunquit leads the way with ordinance banning pesticides
http://bangordailynews.com/2014/11/16/opinion/contributors/ogunquit-leads-the-way-with-ordinance-banning-pesticides/

Chlorpyrifos – cause of birth defects, mental impairment – sprayed on farms across the US
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2628613/chlorpyrifos_cause_of_birth_defects_mental_impairment_sprayed_on_farms_across_the_us.html

Report on business—doctors, nurses urge ban on neonic pesticides
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/doctors-nurses-urge-ban-on-neonic-pesticides/article21605544/

Making Chemistry Green
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/10/opinion/making-chemistry-green.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region

BBC RADIO FOUR INTERVIEW: ‘THE LIFE SCIENTIFIC’ – PROFESSOR DAVE GOULSON
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04nrrbr

By 2016 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will not use neonicotinoids in its agricultural practices.
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/files/agricultural-practices-in-wildlife-management_21049.pdf

Agricultural pesticides – the gaping hole in the UK’s ‘Pollinator Strategy’
http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2623579/agricultural_pesticides_the_gaping_hole_in_the_uks_pollinator_strategy.html

Pesticides harm bumblebees’ ability to forage
http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1031-raza-pesticides-harm-bumblebee-foraging.html

David Suzuki Foundation: “The new F word”
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2014/10/more-bad-news-for-bees-the-new-f-word/

Pesticide bee kill in Oct. in Boston
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/10/02/pesticides-eyed-major-bee-kills-bristol-county/dZts5BzzonZfQya24mESzO/story.html

secret science bill  passes http://www.rollcall.com/news/congress_must_block_these_attacks_on_independent_science_commentary-237993-1.html?pg=1&dczone=opinion

The Mystery of the Missing Bees
http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000003142267/the-mystery-of-the-missing-bees.html

Bees, birds may suffer long-term consequences from common pesticides
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bees-birds-may-suffer-long-term-consequences-from-common-pesticides-1.2786859

Editorial: Worldwide integrated assessment on systemic pesticides
http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-014-3220-1

Neonicotinoids implicated in mass poisoning of bumblebee queens
http://www.smallholder.co.uk/news/11440664.Neonicotinoids_implicated_in_mass_poisoning_of_bumblebee_queens/

After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/press-releases/3418/after-90-percent-decline-federal-protection-sought-for-monarch-butterfly

EPA: Journos, watchdog groups accuse agency of muzzling scientists http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060004390/print

Monarch Butterflies Have Declined 90%; Conservationists Seek Extra Protection By Douglas Main
http://www.newsweek.com/monarch-butterflies-have-declined-90-conservationists-seek-extra-protection-267094

Monarch butterflies dying — and Roundup is a suspect
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/life/2014/08/29/monarch-butterfly-decline-roundup-herbicide/14832497/

Defang Agriculture
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/evaggelos-vallianatos/defang-agriculture_b_5724668.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

Public concern grows over use of pesticide linked to bee deaths
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/ontarians-want-the-government-to-protect-pollinators-poll/article20089565/

The Perilous Life Of A Professional Honeybee
http://earthfix.opb.org/flora-and-fauna/article/the-perilous-life-of-a-professional-honeybee/

Pesticide ban call to save bees
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-28781983

Trouble brewing–pesticide residues in tea samples
http://www.greenpeace.org/india/Global/india/image/2014/cocktail/download/TroubleBrewing.pdf

Battle over insecticide pits beekeepers against big agribusiness
http://www.arcamax.com/currentnews/newsheadlines/s-1555681?fs

How ‘the New DDT’ Wreaks Havoc on the Bottom of the Food Chain
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/insecticides-are-causing-widespread-damage-at-the-bottom-of-the-food-chain

Group wants controversial crop pesticides re-examined in Saskatchewan
http://globalnews.ca/news/1502633/group-wants-controversial-crop-pesticides-banned-in-saskatchewan/

Exposing Syngenta’s Toxic Best-Selling Weed Killer in Your Water – Atrazine
http://naturalsociety.com/expose-syngentas-best-selling-weed-killer-drinking-water-isnt-safe/

Mosquito spraying may have killed bees–Carcasses litter Wakefield school
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/07/09/wakefield-bumblebee-die-off-may-tied-mosquito-spraying/KV0SRD7Rrc3ebGLliA4ipN/story.html

Delayed and time-cumulative toxicity of imidacloprid in bees, ants and termites
http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/140704/srep05566/full/srep05566.html

Guess Who’s Behind This Large Study to “Help the Bees”
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/07/look-whos-behind-this-large-study-to.html

Over 60% of breads sold in the UK contain pesticide residues, tests show
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/17/pesticide-residue-breads-uk-crops

The Making of an Agribusiness Apologist
http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/02/atrazine-syngengta-tyrone-hayes-jon-entine

Pesticide risk assessment in free-ranging bees is weather and landscape dependent
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140710/ncomms5359/full/ncomms5359.html

Our Bees, Ourselves
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/15/opinion/bees-and-colony-collapse.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&src=me&WT.nav=MostEmailed&_r=1

Biologist says promoting diversity is key to keeping the bees
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/09/329994522/biologist-says-promoting-diversity-is-key-to-keeping-the-bees

Paying A Visit To The University Of Illinois’ Unusual Campus Landmark
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/07/14/university-illinois-morrow-cornfield

Nature’s Dying Migrant Worker (first in a four part series)
http://www.startribune.com/local/264929101.html?site=full&c=n&stfeature=

Politics Derail Science on Arsenic, Endangering Public Health
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/politics-derail-science-on-arsenic-endangering-public-health/?WT.mc_id=SA_Facebook

Organizations sought to turn lawns into pollinator habitat
http://www.ohio.com/lifestyle/breckenridge/mary-beth-breckenridge-organizations-sought-to-turn-lawns-into-pollinator-habitats-1.503642

Risking Another Silent Spring
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/01/opinion/risking-another-silent-spring.html?src=twr&_r=1

We all get stung by bee colony collapse
http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/we-all-get-stung-by-bee-colony-collapse/1108/

White House Task Force To Save Bees Stirs Hornet’s Nest
http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/06/27/325640795/white-house-task-force-to-save-bees-stirs-hornets-nest

Honeybee Collapse linked to New Insecticides
Living on Earth, NPR
http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00026&segmentID=5

Study says pesticides killing bees, but some beekeepers don’t want a ban
http://globalnews.ca/news/1415536/the-debate-over-pesticides-and-bee-collapse/

Oregon curbs pesticide use to halt bee die-offs: Two ingredients banned from use on linden trees
http://www.ktvz.com/news/oregon-curbs-pesticide-use-to-halt-bee-dieoffs/26685608

BEE-WARE! Everything we know about neonic pesticides is awful
http://grist.org/news/everything-we-know-about-neonic-pesticides-is-awful/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Daily%2520June%252026&utm_campaign=daily

Government considers neonicotinoid derogation request
http://m.farmersguardian.com/65497.article?mobilesite=enabled

Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids ‘impossible to deny’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27980344

State investigating death of bees in Beaverton
http://koin.com/2014/06/23/state-investigating-death-of-bees-in-beaverton/

Calls for international ban on neonicotinoid pesticides
http://globalnews.ca/video/1411750/calls-for-international-ban-on-neonicotinoid-pesticides/

Arrest pollinator decline
White House, state taking welcome, belated action
http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/31758268-78/pollinators-eugene-pollinator-task-health.html.csp

Pesticides linked to honeybee decline are affecting other species, scientists say
http://rt.com/news/168108-pesticides-harm-bees-birds-fish/

Spokane council votes to quit using neonicotinoids on city property
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2014/06/spokane-city-council-votes-to-discontinue-neonicotinoid-use/#.U6s5YrGMj6c

Bumble bee kill in Eugene rains on pollinator week
http://squashpractice.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/bumblebee-kill-in-eugene-rains-on-pollinator-week/

State studying bee die-off after tree spraying
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/31751798-75/trees-bee-bees-linden-eugene.html.csp

Don’t cross the pollinators: Starting July 1, they’re protected by law
http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2014/06/dont-cross-pollinators-starting-july-1-theyre-protected-law?utm_source=MinnPost+e-mail+newsletters&utm_campaign=70ac44d4f4-6_20_2014_Daily_Newsletter6_20_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3631302e9c-70ac44d4f4-123360918

Bumblebee die-off in Eugene under investigation
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/tech/science/environment/2014/06/18/bumblebee-die-eugene-investigation/10804135/

Ottawa River Institute- Emerging Issue: Neonics
http://www.cbd.int/doc/emerging-issues/emergingissue-2013-06-OttawaRiverInstitute.docx

Consider banning insecticides to save honeybees: Merulla
Research has found neonicotinoids, a widely used insecticide, are contributing to honeybee deaths
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/consider-banning-insecticides-to-save-honeybees-merulla-1.2677556

National Pollinator Strategy: First evidence session
http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-committee/news/-pollinatorstrategy1/

Pesticides wipe out bee hives (in Australia)
http://www.theland.com.au/news/agriculture/general/news/pesticides-wipe-out-beehives/2699759.aspx?storypage=0

Honey bee operation gets chance to rebuild following disaster
http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/06/18/honeybee-operation-gets-chance-to-rebuild-following-disaster/

The bee and the stock market
http://www.schroders.com/staticfiles/Schroders/Sites/global/pdf/The_Bee_and_the_Stockmarket.pdf

Bees are more crucial to agriculture than fertilizer
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/bees-are-more-crucial-to-agricultural-success-than-fertilizer

How many chemicals are routinely applied to a crop of oil seed?
http://www.beeswing.net/2014/01/how-many-chemicals-are-routinely.html

Pesticide seasoning create lethal diet for baby bees
http://www.wisfarmer.com/features/regional/pesticide-seasoning-creates-lethal-diet-for-baby-bees-b99203345z1-244924791.html

An ittsy, bittsy spider
http://home.ezezine.com/1636/1636-2014.06.08.10.31.archive.html

Interview with Head of Seed Growth Products
http://news.agropages.com/News/print—12334—.htm

How EPA Faked the Entire Science of Sewage Sludge Safety: A Whistleblower’s Story
by Dr David Lewis
http://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/how-epa-faked-the-entire-science-of-sewage-sludge-safety-a-whistleblowers-story/
How bad things in the environment gang up and kill bees
http://www.goodfruit.com/how-bad-things-in-the-environment-gang-up-and-kill-bees/

Ontario beekeepers drop call for ban on neonics
http://www.producer.com/2014/06/ontario-beekeepers-drop-call-for-ban-on-neonics/

What’s poisoning the bees?
http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/whats-poisoning-the-bees/Content?oid=3939487&showFullText=true

EPA to expand use of bee killing pesticides
http://livegreatfeelgreat.com/2014/06/epa-expand-use-bee-killing-pesticides/

Pesticide industry’s tactics harming more than bees
http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/31650103-78/pollinators-bees-neonicotinoids-health-neonicotinoid.html.csp#

The fatal flaw of the EPA and the decline of the honeybee
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/207997-the-fatal-flaw-of-the-epa-and-the-decline-of-the#.U43QcfGJuMc.email

Millions of angry bees get loose after truck crash on I-5 in Washington State

US Honey Production Takes Flight

 

17 billion honey bees injured, killed, threatening apple, berry, veggie crops

http://washingtonexaminer.com/17-billion-honey-bees-injured-killed-threatening-apple-berry-veggie-crops/article/2546800

80,000+ Beehives damaged or dead- Beekeepers Meet with EPA

Beekeepers Must Move Bees

Bee Industry Hosts EPA Tour of Almond Pollination Sites March 2013

Pesticides and Bee Mortality in Florida Citrus- May 2013

 EPA and USDA Report on Honey Bee Health