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Democrats Press EPA on Neonicotinoid Reviews

Dozens of House Democrats are urging the Trump EPA to make “science-based decisions” in reviewing commonly used neonicotinoid pesticides that environmentalists blame for harms to bees, fearing that the agency’s reversal of an Obama EPA proposed ban of chlorpyrifos could undercut safety decisions for other pesticides based on industry advice.

 

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Wild Bee Populations Are out of Sync With Crop Needs

A new study of wild bees identifies 139 counties in key agricultural regions of California, the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, west Texas and the Mississippi River valley that face a worrisome mismatch between falling wild bee supply and rising crop pollination demand. Read more

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