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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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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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Activists Stall Worcester Pesticide Plan

Under pressure from SafeLawns, the Pesticide Action Network and especiallly the Toxics Action Network — which testified in person — authorities from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture delayed a vote on whether or not to allow extensive soil drenching of imidacloprid across 15 square miles of Worcester, Mass. Check back by noon tomorrow for an extensive review of the situation, which continues to gr ...

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Moment of Truth Today in Worcester Pesticide Travesty

Today at 9:30 government officials in Boston will decide whether or not to allow the drenching of 15 square miles of imidacloprid to eradicate the Asian longhorn beetle. SafeLawns, joined by the Toxics Action Center and the Pesticide Action Network of North America, called for citizens to speak out. The local media jumped on the story in these two articles today: http://www.telegram.com/article/20090916/NEW ...

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PANNA Joins Effort to Block Worcester Drenching

PRESS RELEASE UPDATED FROM 9/11: www.safelawns.org/blog/index.php/2009/09/pesticide-emergency-in-worcester-mass/ To take action, please read that post! Groups Oppose Drenching of Pesticide in Massachusetts Banned in Europe, Imidacloprid Linked to Colony Collapse Disorder WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national public awareness group known as Pesticide Action Network North America today joined The SafeLawns Foundati ...

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