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'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 ·


'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 ·


US Beekeepers File Suit Against Trump EPA Charging 'Illegal' Approval of Insecticide Linked to Mass Die-Off

"Honeybees and other pollinators are dying in droves because of insecticides like sulfoxaflor, yet the Trump administration removes restriction just to please the chemical industry."

Jon Queally ·


'Terrifying': Rapid Loss of Biodiversity Placing Global Food Supplies at Risk of 'Irreversible Collapse'

"This should be at the top of every news bulletin and every government's agenda around the world."

Julia Conley ·


In 'Huge Win for Pollinators, People, and the Planet,' EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

"Authorizing neonicotinoids during a quarter of a century was a mistake and led to an environmental disaster. Today's vote is historic."

Jessica Corbett ·


Groups Tell EPA 'Damning Admissions' on Neonics Should Result in Full Ban

"These deeply troubling findings leave no doubt that these dangerous pesticides are silencing the songs of frogs, the flutter of butterfly wings, and the buzz of bees."

Jessica Corbett ·


Court Rules 'Highly Imperiled' Bumblebees Can Be First Insects Protected by California Law

"With one out of every three bites of food we eat coming from a crop pollinated by bees, this court decision is critical to protecting our food supply," said one advocate.

Brett Wilkins ·


To Protect 'Web of Life,' California Proposal Would Ban Bee-Killing Neonics

"Our pollinators are threatened. We know the cause, and it's time to take action."

Andrea Germanos ·


EPA Sued Over Refusal to Close Deadly Pesticide Loophole Decimating Honey Bees

"While EPA fiddles, grave harm to bees and other pollinators continues," said one advocacy group.

Julia Conley ·


'Incredibly Important' Victory for Nation's Honey Bees by California High Court

"With this ruling, the bees in California are getting much-needed relief just as we're seeing some of the worst signs of colony collapse."

Andrea Germanos ·

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