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Today’s DDT? Scientists Declare Bee-Killing Pesticides Must Be Banned

An international panel of independent scientists has issued a warning about two widely-used pesticides and declared them as dangerous to the environment as DDT.  Specifically, the Task Force on System…

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Bee-Killing Pesticide More Dangerous Than Previously Believed

The decade-long debate over the safety of neonicotinoid ("neonics") may be coming to an end. New developments from around the world demonstrate that these pesticides are not only a threat to bees, but…

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‘Bee-Friendly’ Plants That Could Kill Bees

A new study released by Friends of the Earth reveals that many "bee-friendly" plants sold at garden centers have been pre-treated with toxic pesticides shown to harm or kill bees.  The pilot study co-…

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