Bees

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"It’s alarming to see just how common it’s been for the EPA to ignore how these chemical mixtures might endanger the health of our environment," said Nathan Donley, a scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity and author of the report. (Photo: Chafer Machinery/cc/flickr)
While the use of one toxic chemical—on our foods, lawns, and elsewhere—has its inherent risks, scientists warn that the combination of two or more such ingredients in common pesticides could have an even more noxious impact, one which is commonly overlooked. In fact, a investigation released Tuesday by the environmental watchdog Center for...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Advocating for a ban on toxic pesticides that have led to massive bee die-offs...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
To spread public awareness about how bee colony collapse is threatening the nation's food supply—and the role that chemicals play in their demise—a truck driven by Minnesota beekeeper James Cook is currently hauling 2.5 million dead bees across the country. (Photo: Mickey Faulkner/cc/flickr)
Despite the abundance of scientific studies documenting the rapid and dangerous...