05 Apr '12, 9pm

via

Smoking gun for bee collapse? popular pesticides (03/29/2012) Commonly used pesticides may be a primary driver of the collapsing bee populations, finds two new studies in Science . The studies, one focused on honeybees and the other on bumblebees, found that even small doses of these pesticides, which target insect's central nervous system, impact bee behavior and, ultimately, their survival. The studies may have far-reaching repercussions for the regulation of agricultural chemicals, known as neonicotinoid insecticides, that have been in use since the 1990s. The value of the little guy, an interview with Tyler Prize-winning entomologist May Berenbaum (04/06/2011) May Berenbaum knows a thing or two about insects: in recognition of her lifelong work on the interactions between insects and plants, she has had a character on The X-Files named after her, received the Public Un...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0405-hance_colonycollapse_p...

Tweets

Pesticides and High Fructose Corn Syrup Recreat...

treehugger.com 06 Apr '12, 2pm

While pesticide maker Bayer CropScience may keep denying it , the evidence keeps mounting up that imidacloprid, a neonicot...

Smoking gun for bee collapse? popular pesticides via @mongabay

Smoking gun for bee collapse? popular pesticide...

news.mongabay.com 29 Mar '12, 6pm

The value of the little guy, an interview with Tyler Prize-winning entomologist May Berenbaum (04/06/2011) May Berenbaum k...