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EU Bees May Rest Easy as Dangerous Pesticide Outlawed

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On Friday, European regulators banned a widely-used class of pesticides called neonicotinoids, a move called a “huge win” and “groundbreaking” by campaigners. “The EU’s groundbreaking ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides is a huge win for pollinators, people, and the planet,” said Tiffany Finck-Haynes, senior food futures campaigner for Friends of the Earth (FOE),... 

Pesticides Kill Over 10 Million Pollinators in Brazil

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An estimated 10 million honey bees were killed over several days in the countryside of São Paulo state, Brazil. The suspected cause of death is reported to be airborne pesticides. In a matter of days, 136 beehives in the municipality of Porto Ferreira were destroyed. “Not even the queen bees managed to survive,” Wanderley Fardin, owner of the affected apiaries, told Xapuri. “The... 

EPA issues moratorium on new pesticides that kill birds and bees

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The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a moratorium that will restrict the use of new pesticides that have been blamed for declining bee populations, though the policy does not apply to products currently on the market. The chemicals in question, neonicotinoids, are a new class of insecticides that affect the central nervous system of insects and result in paralysis and death. On Thursday,... 

Common GMO Tobacco Virus Potentially Linked to Bee Deaths

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What do you get when you cross a fish with an elephant? A patent. But transgenic genetic modification is no joke. It has the potential to create new diseases that can jump species. A new study has found a pathogenic virus that has jumped from genetic engineers’ favorite test-bed, tobacco, to agriculture’s most important helper, honeybees. Honeybees are vitally important to our food supply and... 

US Approves pesticide linked to mass bee deaths as EU Bans It

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In the wake of a massive US Department of Agriculture report highlighting the continuing large-scale death of honeybees, environmental groups are left wondering why the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to approve a “highly toxic” new pesticide. The continuing mass death of honeybees, known scientifically as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and a “pollinator crisis,” could... 

Russia Warns Obama: Global War Over “Bee Apocalypse” Coming Soon

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The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most certainly” lead to world war. According to... 

China Genetic Test Causes Mass Death Catastrophe

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A shocking report prepared by Health Minister Dr. Veronika Skvortsova for President Putin that is circulating in the Kremlin today states that a Peoples Republic of China genetic test “backfired” and has, instead, caused a catastrophic situation to occur in Anhui Province wherein nearly 5 million swine have died during the past fortnight. According to this report, Russian health officials became... 

Russian activists sue US to take Alaska back

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Alaska’s capital city of Juneau A group of Russian Orthodox activists have filed a lawsuit against Washington aimed at taking back the state of Alaska from the US and returning it to Russia as the latter country’s sovereign territory. The ultraconservative religious group Pchyolki (Bees) filed the complaint in a Moscow arbitration court, in response to US President Barack Obama’s support for... 

­French bees make green and blue honey after M&M feast

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Beekeepers in north eastern France have been scratching their heads after the hives began to produce a weird colored substance instead of regular honey. They think candy M&Ms are to blame. The bees around the town of Ribeauville in the Alsace region have been carrying an unidentified colored substance back to their hives since August. The keepers have done a bit of sleuthing and think the Agrivolar... 

Poland Bans GE Corn to Protect Bee Populations

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Following protests from bee advocates, Poland has banned the use of an insecticide-producing Monsanto seed. Poland has banned a strain of genetically engineered Monsanto corn, citing a link between the pervasive crop and the rapid decline of honeybee populations. After experts determined that widely used neonicotinoid insecticides were causing colony collapse disorder—a worldwide phenomenon wherein... 

Pesticides can Harm & Interfere with Bees’ Homing Abilities

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A new study has revealed that a little amount of crop pesticides is enough to harm bumblebees and honeybees, and interfere with their homing abilities. British and French researchers conducted two studies to find the reasons for the rapid dropping of bee populations in recent years. Scientists believe the reason was partly related to a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. They also suggest... 

Tiny brained bees solve a complex mathematical problem

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Bumblebees can find the solution to a complex mathematical problem which keeps computers busy for days. Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and Royal Holloway, University of London have discovered that bees learn to fly the shortest possible route between flowers even if they discover the flowers in a different order. Bees are effectively solving the ‘Travelling Salesman Problem’,... 
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