'It's only important if you eat food': Inside a film on the honeybee crisis

The Pollinators investigates the honeybee, which is essential to America's agriculture and food supply, and dying by the billions in the process.

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

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


Trump EPA issues new pesticide rules relating to bees, Roundup

Bees, birds, humans and more at risk from latest flurry of deregulatory actions, according to environmental groups and attorneys general.

Overall pesticide usage down, weedkiller atrazine on the rise in Vermont

Atrazine was the most-used pesticide on Vermont farms despite being banned in Europe.

Mayfly numbers drop by half since 2012, threatening Midwestern food chain

Mayflies, which form swarms in the billions that are visible on weather radar, are in steep decline, mirroring the plight of insects worldwide.

The pesticide industry’s playbook for poisoning the earth

Though neonicotinoids are banned in the EU, a sophisticated information war has kept these insecticides — toxic to bees and birds — on the U.S. market.

As the birds vanish

The descendants of dinosaurs are leaving us, and we don’t know how to register the loss.

The American kestrel is in free fall, and no one knows why

Once prevalent in Montreal, the littlest falcon's downfall is a bellwether for hard times.


How the world’s most widely used insecticide led to a fishery collapse

Neonicotinoids wiped out plankton and fish in a Japanese lake, and are likely harming aquatic ecosystems worldwide, new research suggests.

Munich study confirms severe decline in insect populations in Germany

Two years ago, volunteer insectologists sounded the alarm — the number of flying insects had drastically fallen. Now a new study on three protected regions in Germany confirms these fears.

Study shows world’s most common pesticide a danger to deer

A groundbreaking study conducted by scientists in South Dakota has found that the world's most widely used family of pesticides — neonicotinoids — is likely causing serious birth defects in mule deer. And the Centers for Disease control finds it widespread in people.


Michael Parr: We’re losing birds at an alarming rate. We can do something about it

In the past 50 years, North America has lost 3 billion birds. Luckily, we know how to reverse the decline.

White-crowned sparrow (Credit: Pete Myers)

Common insecticide threatens survival of wild, migrating birds

Migrating songbirds exposed to small amounts of a neonicotinoid pesticide suffered weight loss and migration delays, both of which could reduce their chances of survival, according to a new study.

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Insecticide effect on wild bees

Neonicotinoids, one of the most popular insecticides in agricultural use worldwide, has often been claimed as a major factor in commercial bee colony collapse.


Bees are dying by the millions in Brazil and pesticides are to blame

Under the Bolsonaro administration, Brazil has witnessed record pesticide sales and bee deaths.
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