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New pesticide is as harmful to bumblebees as Neonicotinoids

Agricultural pesticides are used to kill the pests that damage or destroy our crops, but at the same time, these pest killers are also killing the very pollinators that make agriculture possible. So it is with Sulfoxaflor, a new pesticide.

European Union bans all outdoor uses of neonicotinoids

In a landmark decision, the European Union (EU) has announced a near-total neonicotinoids ban. Neonicotinoids, the most widely used class of insecticides in the world, have long been shown to hurt bee populations.

Neonic pesticides have been found in U.S. drinking water

Since their introduction in the 1990s, neonicotinoids have become one of the world's most widely used pesticides. However, and it was bound to happen, neonicotinoids have now been detected in our drinking water.

U.S. government concludes neonicotinoids harm bees

The U.S. government has noted that the most widely used pesticide in the world is harmful to honeybees. However, in Europe, a ban on the use of the chemical could be lifted.

Neonic pesticide risk to U.S. waterways

Neonicotinoids have been found in more than half of streams sampled across the U.S. The findings come from a team of U.S. government researchers.

UK taken to court over allowing use of banned pesticides

The UK government's decision to permit the use of two of three banned pesticides linked to declining bee populations is being challenged in high court by the environmental group, Friends of the Earth (FOE).

Ontario backs restriction on bee-killing pesticides

Toronto - Ontario has issued a new regulation aimed at reducing the use of seeds treated with neonicotinoid pesticides. This type of nicotine-formulated pesticides is connected with the decline of bees.

New campaign to save bees from pesticides

In 2013 neonicotinoid pesticides were temporarily banned in Europe due to a 'high acute risk' to honey bees. An environmental organization wishes the matter to be extended to a complete ban.

Pesticide use in Europe is harming the bees

Brussels - Some European governments have claimed that neonicotinoid pesticides are not harming bees or other wildlife. This has been challenged by Europe's 29 academies of sciences who are arguing just the opposite.

Op-Ed: Birds and bees and neonicotinoids

Guelph - New research into the longer-term effects of neonicotinoids show that the effects of these most common insecticides are raising serious questions about their use.

Europe bans 'bee killing' pesticide

Brussels - The European Commission (EC) has agreed to restrict the use of the neonicotinoid pesticides blamed by some researchers for the widespread collapse of bee populations.

Commonly used pesticide may harm birds

A new report suggests that a commonly used class of pesticides, known as neonicotinoids or neonics, may be more harmful to birds than previously though.

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