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September 13, 2016


bee on a flower

Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonics, Promising Aid To Bees

Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees.

August 8, 2016


insects in a hand

Watch: The Insect Factory That Breeds Better Bugs

Colorado’s Insectary began in response to a peach pest called oriental fruit moth that devastated the local crop in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

June 1, 2016


Pollen balls

Bees Exposed To More Pesticides Than Previously Thought

A new study from Purdue University looks at how non-crop plants expose honeybees to pesticides.

May 26, 2016



Monsanto Says No To $62 Billion Bayer Buyout

The agrochemical giant rejected Bayer's offer, but says it's open to further negotiations with the German pharmaceutical company.

April 13, 2016


bee on a dandelion

Garden Giant Ditches Class Of Pesticides That May Harm Bees

Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products.

February 15, 2016



In Argentina, A Locust Plague For The Ages

As a major agricultural player, Argentina is a place whose rural problems raise eyebrows in U.S. farm country.

October 28, 2015


Jonathan Lundgren

USDA Whistleblower Claims Censorship Of Pesticide Research

Jonathan Lundgren’s work has included extensive examination of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides widely used by farmers to control pest damage to corn.

June 3, 2014


beekeeper with hives

Is Corn Dust Killing Bees?

Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.

October 26, 2012

Spray That Somewhere Else! 

bumblebee on flower

Bumblebees Also Adversely Affected By Pesticides

Turns out honeybees aren't the only pollinators who need to worry about pesticides.

May 3, 2012

Nature's Hardest Workers 

apple orchard

The Birds And The Bees Of Pollinating An Orchard

Volunteers for the Bloomington Community Orchard are working hard to attract pollinators by building honeybee hives, mason bee homes and bird houses.

April 1, 2012

Protecting Pollinators 

honeybee on a yellow flower

Purdue Educates Farmers About Insecticides’ Effect On Bees

New studies show the impacts a popular insecticide is having on bee colonies.

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