Kind is the first food brand to commit to 'bee-friendly' almonds

Pollinating California’s vast almond crop has been devastating for bee populations. Kind wants to use its buying power to implement new farming practices to change that.
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Toxics

Bees slower, sicker and living shorter lives because of air pollution, study suggests

Breathing toxic fumes due to exposure to heavily polluted air is one of the key contributors to early death all around the world, exacerbating risks posed by lung and heart conditions.

Toxics

'Murder hornet' mania reveals dangers of fearing insects and spiders

In the U.S., a culturally rooted animosity and ignorance toward bugs can be harmful to both them and us.
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Toxics

Lead from Notre-Dame fire discovered in Parisian beehives

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.

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Toxics

Paris beehives trace Notre-Dame's toxic fallout

Bees can act as tiny pollution detectors, say researchers, who found higher but still safe lead levels in honey gathered downwind of the cathedral.
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Indiana solar developers plant flowers that could help save bees

Solar developers across Indiana are leaning into a nationwide trend that could help declining populations of butterflies and bees: planting flowers.
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Halve UK pesticide use to save insects, say conservationists

The use of pesticides in the UK must be at least halved to reverse steep losses in insect abundance and boost the natural world that depends on them, according to a report.

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Biodiversity

‘Murder hornets’: race to protect North America's honeybees from giant invader

Scientists and apiarists fear that, if permitted to spread unchecked, the hornets, which feast on honeybee larvae, could have disastrous consequences for tens of thousands of hives.

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Toxics

Blowing bubbles to pollinate flowers

Researchers in Japan have developed a soap bubble-based pollination method that is as effective as doing it by hand.
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Biodiversity

From beetles to butterflies, scientists and landowners are working to bring endangered insects back from the brink

Insects play an important role in the well-being of people and ecosystems — and people have a vital role to play in insects' well-being, too.

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Toxics

Bees force plants to flower early by cutting holes in their leaves

Hungry bumblebees can make plants flower up to a month earlier than usual by cutting holes in their leaves, which may help them adapt to climate change.

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Climate

Why bees aren’t having sex in the heat

This World Bee Day we look at how bee bonking is being used to understand the climate crisis.
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Toxics

EU to halve pesticides by 2030 to protect bees, biodiversity: Draft

The European Commission is seeking to halve the use of chemical pesticides by 2030 to halt the decline of pollinators, in a plan likely to draw criticism both from those urging a phase-out of the substances and from farmers who say crop yields will suffer.
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Climate

What Slovenia could teach the world about saving bees

As the climate crisis threatens bee populations around the world, Slovenian beekeepers see an opportunity to be more than just stewards of a beloved tradition.

Toxics

What’s bad for bees could be bad for marine life, too

Preliminary research shows that a popular insecticide hampers arthropods in the ocean.

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