A safe place for bees: Will the US follow Europe in banning hive-killing pesticides…

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Worldwide beepopulation decline has motivated recent action by governments and activists. On April 29, the European Union announced a two-year suspension of three neonicotinoid insecticides, or “neonics,” that pose “high acute risk” to bees. The ban was demanded in a large campaign by Greenpeace,Friends of the Earth, and other environmental groups, along with more than 2.5 million people who signed a petition in support. On July 16, the EU added fipronil, another pesticide linked to bee kills, to the list of restricted chemicals.

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/18498-a-safe-place-for-bees-will-us-follow-europe-in-banning-hive-killing-pesticides

http://worldofcae.blogspot.com

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