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Appeals Court Blocks Pesticide Use Over Concerns About Bees

posted on September 11, 2015 at 3:09 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not adequately study the pesticide sulfoxaflor before approving its use in 2013 on a wide variety of crops, including citrus and cotton, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. Full Story

U.S. Gives Farmers Approval to Spray Crops from Drones

posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:29 PM

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday. Full Story

EPA agrees to pesticide buffers to protect salmon

posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:38 PM

A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule. Full Story

U.S. seeks tougher safety standards for farmworkers

posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:28 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to strengthen 20-year-old standards aimed at protecting farmworkers from toxic pesticides. Full Story

Argentines Raise Concerns Regarding Agrochemicals

posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Argentines Raise Concerns Regarding Agrochemicals
The rise in what were once considered rare health problems in Argentina appears to correspond with the introduction of genetically engineered crops. Full Story

Federal Report Points to Many Causes In Dramatic Bee Disappearance

posted on May 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM

The disorder has caused as much as one-third of the nation's bees to just disappear each winter since 2006. Full Story

EU Aims To Better Protect Bees From Pesticides

posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM

European Union Plans to restrict three neonicotinoid pesticides on plants and cereals that attract bees. Full Story

EU Proposal To Protect Bees Stirs Hornets' Nest

posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Proposal restricts the use of three pesticides. Full Story

Oregon Regulators Reject Pesticide-Free Zones

posted on November 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Farmers said the buffer zones would devastate agriculture, foresters said they would hamper efforts to replant near streams. Full Story

Latest Buzz on Bee Decline: Maybe It's Pesticides

posted on March 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A common class of pesticide is causing problems for honeybees and bumblebees, important species already in trouble, two studies suggest. But the findings don't explain all the reasons behind a long-running bee decline, and other... Full Story

Controversial Strawberry Pesticide Pulled From US

posted on March 23, 2012 at 3:04 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The maker of a controversial strawberrypesticide said it's pulling all sales of the chemical from the, surprising growers and environmentalists.     Tokyo-based Arysta LifeScience Inc. said late... Full Story

Clothianidin Pesticide Harms Honeybees And Must Be Banned, Beekeepers Claim

posted on March 23, 2012 at 2:39 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations filed a petition Wednesday, asking federal regulators to suspend use of a pesticide they say harms honeybees. The group is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection... Full Story

Amid Bee Die-Off, Healthy Hives Thrive in Cities

posted on July 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Among the wildflowers and native grasses in the garden atop Chicago's City Hall stand two beehives where more than 100,000 bees come and go in patterns more graceful, but just as busy, as the traffic on the street 11 stories below. Full Story

Bat Disease May Increase Farm Pesticide Use

posted on April 15, 2011 at 3:04 PM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill (AP) -- A group of researchers says the threat posed to bats by a fatal disease isn't just a threat to the animals but to American agriculture, one they believe farmers and consumers alike scarcely appreciate. Full Story

New Clue Found to Disappearing Honey Bees

posted on August 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers have a new clue to the collapse of honey bee colonies across the country — damage to the bees' internal "factories" that produce proteins. Theories about the cause of bee colony collapse have included viruses, mites,... Full Story
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