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‘Hitchhiker Bug’ Thumbs Its Way to First State: New Invasive Species Could Harm Farm Produce

It’s official. The spotted lanternfly, an invasive plant-hopping insect pest, has arrived in Delaware.

 

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Bee Loss Case Gives Environmentalists Endangered Species Win

A California federal court has backed some of environmentalists’ claims that the EPA violated the law in approving products linked to bee deaths. A U.S. district judge granted summary judgment to environmental advocates on two out of six claims in motions brought by beekeepers and pesticide reform groups against the[…]

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No Flowers? No Problem.

What’s a bee to do when there are very few flowers available and it needs a sugar fix? Wild bees may be responding to climate change and urban expansion by relying on insects to get the sweet stuff, according to a study by Joan Meiners, a Ph.D. student in the[…]

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