Bee killing pesticide banned

Federal Court to EPA: No, You Can’t Approve This Pesticide That Kills Bees —By Tom Philpott | Fri Sep. 11, 2015 6:00 AM EDT   417 Dancestrokes/Shutterstock On Thursday, a federal appeals court struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of a pesticide called sulfoxaflor. Marketed by agrichemical giant Dow AgroSciences, sulfoxaflor belongs to a […]

Bee apocalypse now

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought Outlawing a type of insecticides is not a panacea. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Share By Todd Woody of Quartz As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated […]