Mosquito-borne illnesses are on the rise, and climate change will worsen the threat. Little-known local agencies are the main line of defense.
More than 500 million bees were found dead by beekeepers in Brazil over a three-month period earlier this year. Now, scientists are linking these mass bee die-offs to an increase in the use of pesticides.
Agriculture in the United States has become 48 times more toxic to insects over the last 25 years, largely due to a controversial, widely used class of pesticides that are particularly harmful to bees.
The agency says sulfoxaflor poses less risk than alternatives and is a critical tool for farmers. The agency's critics were anything but thrilled with Friday's announcement.
As agriculture has expanded over the last few decades, global dependence on pollinator insects has increased. But crop diversity hasn't increased nearly as much – and this disparity spells trouble for many regions, especially parts of South America and Asia, according to a new study.
Kristina Marusic is the recipient of a Michelle Madoff Award of Environmental Excellence for her reporting on environmental health and justice in Western Pennsylvania
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