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Pollen angels: The E.U.’s ban on bee-killing pesticides begins. Will it help?

Originally posted on Grist:
On April 29, the day that the European Union voted to ban three of the most widely used pesticides in the world, I was at an insecticide industry conference in England having having tea and cookies.…

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Oregon Bumblebee Kill Resolution

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Bumblebee Pollinating a Flower The case of the massive (50,000) bumblebee kill in Oregon has been settled. The court ruled that the bumblebees were killed by improper pesticide application. The pesticide, dinotefutan, was…

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Pesticide makers have found a new way to kill bees

Originally posted on Grist:
Sulfoxaflor sucks for pollinators. It’s a new type of neonicotinoid insecticide that was approved by the EPA in May for use on a long list of crops — despite its toxic effects on honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies, and other pollinators. …

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A pest aphid which nicotine doesn’t kill

Three of the pesticides called neonics (neonicotinoids) are under a temporary ban here in Europe. It’s because there’s evidence that they kill bees. Of course bee-killing isn’t the reason neonics were used, and still are used in several countries. They’re … Continue reading

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Neonic ban starts today

Today a two-year ban on three insecticides called neonics (neonicotinoids) came into force across the European Union (EU). The neonics are used as seed dressings to reduce pest attacks. Their names are clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. The neonics have been … Continue reading

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Living With Neonicotinoids

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Bumblebee Pollinating a Flower It is clear that neonicotinoid insecticides kill bees. The severity of the problem and what to do about it are under debate. Many countries in Europe have banned the…

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In the United States, new pesticide labels will better protect bees and other pollinators

This week the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced ‘new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present.’ You can see the new label design here. These new labels are supposed to stop people … Continue reading

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