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Poisons Mean Extinction: For Bees and Humanity

Protecting bees is an ecological duty, pushing them to extinction is an ecological crime. The threat to bees is a threat to humanity.

Vandana Shiva ·


'Silent Spring Is Already Here': Global Study Shows Nearly 25% Drop in Insect Population Over 30 Years

"We keep getting clear signs that the way we live and the actions we take are having severe consequences."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


With Nation Distracted by Public Health and Economic Crises, Trump Moves to Allow GMO Crops in Wildlife Refuges

"Only the Trump administration would aggressively promote the use of crops genetically engineered for pesticide tolerance on wildlife refuges."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Save the Insects, Save Ourselves: Researchers Sound Alarm on Bugpocalypse

New papers detail severe threats facing insects, how their plight is intertwined with humanity's, and the available solutions to address the crisis.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


'Consistent With a Mass Extinction': New Study Warns Climate Chaos Driving Rapid Decline of Bumblebees

The research "adds to a growing body of evidence for alarming, widespread losses of biodiversity and for rates of global change that now exceed the critical limits of ecosystem resilience."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'Because Insects Are Key to Our Own Survival,' 73 Scientists Unveil Global Roadmap to Battle Bugpocalypse

The immediate "no-regret" measures they propose include aggressively curbing planet-heating emissions and the use of synthetic pesticides.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Conservationist Warns 'Unnoticed Apocalypse' of Insects 'Should Set Alarms Ringing'

The warning comes as a new report highlights primary reasons pollinators and other insects are dying off: habitat loss and pesticide use.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'Landmark New Research' Links Neonics With Collapse of Fisheries

"Just awful, what gruesome harm we are inflicting on the environment."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


What's Wrong With the Bees? Our New Film, "The Pollinators," Seeks an Answer

If these beekeepers are worried, we all should be: our diet depends upon pollination for one of every three bites we eat. 

Peter Nelson ·


Not Just the Bees, First-of-Its-Kind Study Shows Neonics May Be Killing Birds Too

"It's clear evidence these chemicals can affect populations."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·