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More Than A Million People Send Message: Stop Bee-Killing Pesticide in its Tracks

It has taken several years for science to catch up with common sense in the nonsense known as colony collapse disorder in bees. It was obvious to us more than five years ago that a class of pesticides known as neonicotines — imidacloprid, chothianidin and others — was responsible for wiping out millions of beehives in North America. In the past year report after report from the scientific community has conf ...

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Bee Evidence Builds . . . The Government Sleeps . . . And YOU Need to Take Action

Will you help? It's been five years since SafeLawns blew the whistle on the fact that a group of pesticides was responsible for the sudden die-off of bees known as colony collapse disorder. We were threatened with lawsuits and endured a smear campaign, but ultimately our bee story has been picked up by thousands of other media outlets. It's been a year since America's top bee scientist finally agreed with u ...

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Dan Rather Reports: EPA Covers Up Bee Evidence

U.S. GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO IGNORE PESTICIDE PROOF We've been at this now for more than five years. As one of the first organizations in North America to go public with the notion that a class of pesticides made from synthetic nicotine were responsible for the sudden bee death known as colony collapse disorder, we were threatened legally, verbally and, yes, even physically. These days it's widely accepted ...

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Top U.S. Bee Researcher Continues to Link Pesticides to Deaths

Evidence Points to Synthetic Nicotines The lead bee researcher for the United States reiterated his position at a luncheon Wednesday: neonicotinoid pesticides like imidacloprid are among the root causes of colony collapse disorder of bees. Here is our original post on Pettis' research: http://www.safelawns.org/blog/index.php/2011/01/blockbuster-research-usda-scientist-confirms-pesticides-can-kill-bees/. Her ...

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Government Considers Soil Drenching of Pesticides in Boston

Bee-Killing Pesticide Should Only Be Trunk Injected in Fight Against Asian Longhorn Beetle The SafeLawns Foundation has learned that the United States Department of Agriculture is considering drenching the pesticide known as imidacloprid — widely implicated in the phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder — across hundreds of acres of Greater Boston. We strongly, emphatically, denounce this proposal and ...

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EPA Won’t Take Action on Bee-Killing Chemical

In a bulletin posted today by our friends at Beyond Pesticides, the Washington-based agency is reporting that the United States Environmental Protection Agency will ignore scientific studies about the chemical responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder in bees: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/. Given this travesty, concerned citizens must make their voices heard and contact their U.S. Senators a ...

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More Research Points to Same Bee Conclusion

Earlier this week we reported on USDA research that further implicated synthetic nicotine pesticides in the widespread bee deaths that have been categorized as Colony Collapse Disorder. A report out of a major California university today reached the same conclusion: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/jan/28/another-pesticide-link-vanishing-honeybees/ ...

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Join 700,000 in Signing Bee Petition

Back on Dec. 29, we sent out a call to join us in signing a petition asking the U.S. to join a growing worldwide ban on the pesticides responsible for causing colony collapse disorder in bees. On this site, more than 700,000 folks have signed on! http://acelebrationofwomen.org/?p=39410 ...

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You Can Help Save The Bees

Early in December we reported on an EPA document unearthed by Pesticide Action Network North America and Beyond Pesticides that shows the EPA knows full well what is causing Colony Collapse Disorder of bees. The culprit is pesticides known as neonicotinoids including imidacloprid and clothianidin. PANNA is asking anyone concerned about this subject to sign a petition demanding that the EPA take clothianidin ...

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