May 1st, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The European Union passed a continent-wide ban yesterday on the insecticides believed to be the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious disease affecting millions of bees worldwide and threatening global food supplies.
Read More:Europe Becomes First Continent to Ban a Pesticide
April 5th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Colony Collapse Disorder, the mysterious illness killing off countless bee communities around the world, is expected to result in rising food prices, reports Rodale.
Read More:Widespread Bee Deaths Are Gonna Cost You: Higher Food Prices Expected
March 26th, 2013 - Lacy
A coalition of beekeepers and environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to protect pollinators from dangerous pesticides that have repeatedly been identified as highly toxic to honey bees. The group, represented by lawyers from the Center for Food Safety, seeks suspension of the registrations of these insecticides, including clothianidin and thiamethoxam, two chemicals produced by Syngenta and Bayer CropScience.
Read More:We Speak for the Bees: Activists Sue EPA Over Bee Deaths
November 2nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
While the extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy will take months to assess, news out of Brooklyn is already not looking good for the region’s thriving local food movement, including farms and apiaries.
Read More:Hurricane Sandy Kills One Million Bees and Devastates NYC’s Urban Farms
December 30th, 2008 - Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese
Erratic weather, like cold springs and wet winters, are putting wildlife at risk. Many creatures are struggling to cope with climate change.
The United Kingdom’s National Trust has compiled this list of animals facing peril if 2009 has a wet summer. Via BBC News:
- Snowdrops and red admiral butterflies
- Moths, hoverflies, ladybirds, dragonflies and other butterflies
And Chinese farmers are feeling the weather crunch too. Pest populations are thriving, threatening crops.
It’s so bad, even the Dalai Lama is screaming about climate change!
Read More:Crazy Weather Threatens Wildlife…