Agriculture

"Bees Facing a Poisoned Spring"

"A new generation of pesticides is making honeybees far more susceptible to disease, even at tiny doses, and may be a clue to the mysterious colony collapse disorder that has devastated bees across the world, the US government's leading bee researcher has found. Yet the discovery has remained unpublished for nearly two years since it was made by the US Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory."

Source: UK Independent, 01/20/2011
January 28, 2022

No Water, No Food: How Can Agriculture Respond to the Climate Crisis?

Planet Forward and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) North America invite you to a panel discussion about how ag is approaching water issues, and looks at solutions. 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET.

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"U.S. Supreme Court Leaves In Place Limits On Higher-Ethanol Fuel Blend"

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away an industry group's bid to revive a decision made by the Environmental Protection Agency under former President Donald Trump to allow expanded sales of gasoline that has a higher ethanol blend, called E15."

Source: Reuters, 01/11/2022

"Hunters Kill 20 Yellowstone Wolves That Roamed Out Of Park"

"Twenty of Yellowstone National Park’s renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months — the most killed by hunting in a single season since the predators were reintroduced to the region more than 25 years ago, according to park officials."

Source: AP, 01/10/2022

Grantee Suits Up To Ask If Honeybees Harm Native Species

When Colorado-based freelance journalist Jennifer Oldham suited up in protective gear to investigate if commercial honeybee hives on public lands impact native bee populations, as well as to meet with federal scientists and visit a bee study site, it was a Fund for Environmental Journalism grant that helped her do it. Oldham shares her experience and advice in the latest FEJ StoryLog.

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