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Tuesday Deadline Looming for Comments on Bee Crisis

With a deadline of September 25 looming, environmental groups nationwide are calling on all Americans to make their voices heard in the ongoing bee crisis known as colony collapse disorder. The future of the food supply, according to many scientists and beekeepers, hangs in the balance. ...

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CREATE A BUZZ: Tell the Government What You Think About the Bees and the Pesticides that Kill Them

[caption id="attachment_5489" align="alignleft" width="563"] Please take a moment to let the EPA know how you feel about the pesticides known to cause colony collapse disorder in bees. [/caption] As we reported late last month, the EPA declined to ban CLOTHIANIDIN, one of the compounds most responsible for the bee deaths that have plagued U.S. farmers and gardeners for the last six years. Now the EPA has op ...

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US Senator Demands EPA Action on Bee-Killing Pesticides

As we reported earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to ignore the pleas of beekeepers and farmers and allow synthetic nicotine pesticides to stay on the market — despite overwhelming evidence that proves the materials are the primary catalyst in Colony Collapse Disorder in honeybees. That's not a good enough answer for Kirsten Gillibrand, the United States Senator from New York ...

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EPA Bails on Bees, Rejects Petition to Ban Pesticide

In a stunning evasion of its responsibilities, the Environmental Protection Agency has told a million people concerned with the fate of bees that they didn’t prove their case. While admitting that the pesticide known as clothianidin — a synthetic nicotine — is acutely lethal to bees, the EPA said not enough evidence was presented to tie the chemical to the "imminent danger" of colony collapse disorder that ...

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Par for the Course: As Bees Die, Governments Sit Idly By

THE INACTION MEANS WE NEED TO ACT TOGETHER I have to say I’m not one to inherently, blindly grant government too much power, but I do have to love the way the French are dealing with yet another study that says pesticides are killing bees. Within days of a scientific report that linked a synthetic nicotine known as Thiamethoxam to colony collapse disorder, the government announced it planned to ban the prod ...

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French Move to Ban Another Bee-Killing Chemical

The French government has put one of the world's huge chemical pesticide manufacturers on notice: One of its newer insecticides is killing bees and that product's days are numbered. Thiamethoxam — one of many pesticides in the class known as neonicotinoids, or synthetic nicotines — was recently implicated in a report by France's National Food, Environment and Work Safety Agency. A leading French government ...

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Do Autism in Humans, Colony Collapse in Bees Share Common Cause?

[caption id="attachment_5045" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="The same pesticides known to cause colony collapse disorder in bees are linked to higher rates of autism."][/caption] Pesticides appear to be at the root of two evils: http://truth-out.org/news/item/8586-the-autism-epidemic-and-disappearing-bees-a-common-denominator ...

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