Feds Will Take Their Time Evaluating Pesticide Linked to Bee Deaths

While honey bee die-offs often called "colony collapse disorder" have been increasing for several years, so has scientific evidence that a widely used class of pesticides called neonicotinoids could well be an important contributing cause. In 2011, EPA said it would review its approval on one such pesticide. Now it says it expects to finish in five years.

Source: Mother Jones, 04/15/2013

Climate, Herbicide May Doom 'Great Migration' of Monarch Butterflies

"...Over the past couple of years, the number of monarch butterflies that reach the Mexican sanctuaries has been declining, generating concern among rural communities that rely on spillovers of butterfly tourism activities, as well as entomologists, biologists, ecologists and monarch aficionados around the world. ..."


Source: ClimateWire, 03/29/2013


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