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President Obama, Act Now to Save the Bees


Environment  (tags: pesticides, wild bees, bees, activism, obama, banning pesticies, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, animals, ecosystems, environment )

Cal
- 533 days ago - ecowatch.com
In light of recent action in Europe to suspend the use of certain neonicotinoid pesticides, Beyond Pesticides joined 12 other environmental and advocacy organizations in urging the Obama Administration to direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E



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jeanne schreurs (208)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 7:09 am
Also In Europe the battle is still going on.

In response to growing concerns about the impact of neonicotinoids on honey bees, the European Commission asked the European Food Safety Authority to study their safety. The results of the peer reviewed study were published in January 2013. They concluded that the previous industry-sponsored studies were flawed and that the pesticide posed an unacceptably high risk to bees. In response to the study, the European Commission recommended a moratorium across the European Union.

On 29 April 2013, 15 of the 27 European Union member states voted to enact a 2-year ban on the use of three neonicotinoids. Eight nations voted against the ban, while four abstained. The law prevents the use of imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam on flowering plants for two years unless compelling scientific evidence is presented that demonstrates that the chemicals are safe.[8] Temporary suspensions had previously been enacted in France, Germany, and Italy. In Switzerland, where neonicotinoids were never used in alpine areas, a ban has also been implemented due to accidental poisonings of bee populations and the relatively low safety margin for other beneficial insects
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 2:13 pm
Noted, thanks Cal!
 

Maggie Kearns (7)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 2:16 pm
Thanks Cal!
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 4:18 pm
Thanks, Cal. And, thanks to jeanne for the additional info.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 4:42 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

Katie D. (111)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 8:00 pm
Thank You
 

Anette S. (23)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 8:15 pm
noted - hope it helps in urging the Obama Administration to direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow the European Unionís lead to suspend the use of certain neonicotinoid pesticides,
 

Alfiya T. (74)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 10:04 pm
noted. shared
 

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 10:12 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.
 

Marie W. (67)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 10:59 pm
noted- hope someone is listening.
 

Judy C. (100)
Friday July 5, 2013, 1:53 am
Very informative, and this is such a critical issue. Thanks, Cal.
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Friday July 5, 2013, 4:26 am
Noted Cal, thanks.
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:23 am
Thanks for sharing Cal.
 

Tom Tree (238)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:47 am
Noted & Shared
SCARY STUFF ! !!
 

Marija Mohoric (47)
Friday July 5, 2013, 8:48 am
Noted, tks
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Friday July 5, 2013, 9:41 am
very important issue!
 

Dave C. (227)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:02 am
thanks, important issue!
 

Ingrid A. (532)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:11 am
Its noted.
 

Valerie H. (136)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:29 am
Thank you for sharing this info. with us.......
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Friday July 5, 2013, 12:53 pm
Noted.
 

James Doeppers (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 1:45 pm
Thanks
 

Ruth R. (216)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:14 pm
Noted, thank you for the post.
 

Michela m. (3955)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 12:23 pm
Noted!!
 

Michela m. (3955)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 6:31 pm


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Manuela Annofsky (88)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 4:43 am
Gelesen, danke Cal!
 
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