"Administration Takes Steps to Aid Bees"

"The White House announced new initiatives on Friday to promote the health of honeybees and other pollinators, which have suffered enormous losses in recent years. The memorandum, signed by President Obama, called for research into the causes of the severe decline and the role of pesticides, and formed a 'pollinator health task force' of more than 14 federal agencies, saying, 'It is critical to expand federal efforts and take new steps to reverse pollinator losses and help restore populations to healthy levels.'"

John Schwartz reports for the New York Times June 20, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"Can Obama Save the Honey Bees?" (Christian Science Monitor)

"Pesticides Suspected in Metro Area Bee Deaths" (KGW)

"EPA Will Study Effects of Pesticides" (AgWeek)

"EPA Sued Over Bees" (The Hill)

"EPA Sued Over Failure To Protect Bees From Pesticides" (Grist)

Monday, June 23, 2014