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New Report Issues Dire Warning About Global Decline in Pollinators

New Report Issues Dire Warning About Global Decline in Pollinators

Published on Friday, February 26, 2016 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Pollinators worldwide, from bees and butterflies to beetles and bats, are facing a grim state of affairs. Factors such climate change and land use changes are driving many pollinator species—including 16 percent of vertebrate pollinators—towards extinction. For invertebrate pollinators like bees and butterflies, over 40 […]

EPA Confirms Longstanding Fears About Impact of Neonics on Bees

EPA Confirms Longstanding Fears About Impact of Neonics on Bees

Published on Wednesday, January 06, 2016 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday confirmed longstanding fears that a widely-used pesticide can pose a significant risk to honeybee populations. The first risk assessment released by the agency on the long-term impact of neonicotinoids focused on the most popular class of the insecticide, […]

Are Bee-Friendly Plants ‘Poisoning Pollinators’?

Are Bee-Friendly Plants ‘Poisoning Pollinators’?

Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by Common Dreams – Lauren McCauley, staff writer More than half of the plants being sold at major garden retailers under the guise of being "bee-friendly" are treated with bee-killing pesticides, according to a report released Wednesday. In the largest examination to date following a landmark 2013 study, scientists […]