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Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Pesticides in backyards implicated in Bee Colony die off

RELATED ARTICLES Smoking gun for bee collapse? Popular Pesticides March 29, 2012 04:41 PM Agriculture Can Adapt to Climate Change November 20, 2009 10:40 AM Bee genome gives killer clue to colony collapse disorder August 25, 2009 02:14 PM $30.6M in Stimulus Funds Give US Hydroelectric Projects a New Spark November 5, 2009 09:28 AM /wildlife/article/44264 The controversy over possible links between massive bee die-offs and agricultural pesticides has overshadowed another threat: the use of those same pesticides in backyards and gardens. ADVERTISEMENT Neonicotinoid pesticides are ubiquitous in everday consumer plant treatments, and may expose bees to far higher doses than those found on farms, where neonicotinoids used in seed coatings are already considered a major problem by many scientists. "It's amazing how much research is out there on seed treatments, and in a way that...

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