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Europe should expand bee-harming pesticide ban, say campaigners

bees and other organisms
Neonicotinoid pesticides pose significant risks to bees and other organisms, say researchers. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

The threat posed to bees by neonicotinoid pesticides is greater than perceived in 2013 when the EU adopted a partial ban, new report concludes

January 12, 2017 — Europe should expand a ban on bee-harming pesticides in light of a new report warning of widespread risks to agriculture and the environment, Greenpeace has said.  Continue reading Europe should expand bee-harming pesticide ban, say campaigners

First US bumblebee species listed as endangered after numbers plummet

a rusty patched bumblebee
A rusty patched bumblebee which the US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed listing for federal protection. Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters

Rusty patched bumblebee population plunged nearly 90% since the late 1990s

January 11, 2017 — The rusty patched bumblebee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once familiar to much of North America, was listed on Tuesday as an endangered species, becoming the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain such federal protection.  Continue reading First US bumblebee species listed as endangered after numbers plummet