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Bees are at risk from common crop pesticides, California study finds

Published: 
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:47pm

California farmers could face more restrictions on how they combat crop-eating insects after a state report concluded that one class of pesticide poses a significant risk to bees that pollinate almonds and other crops.

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Hawaii Becomes First State To Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Found To Be Harmful To Kids

Published: 
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 7:35pm

Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to ban the use of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos, a widely-used chemical that’s been linked to severe developmental delays in children and other health risks.

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California bans use of some farming pesticides near schools

Published: 
Tue, 11/07/2017 (All day)

California has banned farmers from using certain pesticides near schools and day care centers under a new rule announced Tuesday that regulators said is among the toughest in the U.S.

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Crops in 25 States Damaged by Unintended Drift of Weed Killer

Published: 
Wed, 11/01/2017 (All day)

A weed killer called dicamba has damaged more than 3.6 million acres of soybean crops, or about 4 percent of all soybeans planted in the United States this year, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday in calling for an urgent federal response.

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‘Bee-Friendly’ Gardens Are Finally Becoming Safe for Bees

Published: 
Fri, 08/19/2016 (All day)


Whether filled with neatly trimmed hedges and stately roses, towering cages brimming with tomato vines, or a hodgepodge of wildflowers, gardens bring character, beauty, and perhaps something good to eat to towns and cities. In recent years, gardens have come to be seen not only as an idyllic place for the humans who tend to them but as a sanctuary for bees and other pollinators.