Climate activist Greta Thunberg has questioned the credibility of Boris Johnson's green agenda after the government announced a bee-killing pesticide so poisonous that it is banned by the EU may be used in England.
Botswana's government has promoted beekeeping as a strategy to combat poverty and loss of biodiversity. But climate change including many years of drought mean beekeepers are facing an uphill battle to keep their hives healthy.
Bees are critical to the survival of myriad ecosystems around the world, and their pollination is worth billions of dollars every year in the U.S. and abroad. Their populations have been declining for decades due to climate change and habitat loss, posing a threat to global food security.
University of British Columbia researchers Kate Smith and Dominique Weis and a team of scientists found that honey from hives downwind of Notre-Dame had lead concentrations on average four times higher than samples collected in nearby suburbs, and up to three and a half times higher than the typical amount for Parisian beehives before the fire.
Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.