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posted by mrpg on Sunday April 29 2018, @04:11AM   Printer-friendly
from the nobody-thinks-of-the-wasps dept.

Bees just got a helping hand from the European Union who banned outdoor use of harmful pesticides.

With several types of bees and bumblebees on the endangered-species list, some governments are starting to do their part to protect the lives of these essential pollinators. 

The European Union voted Friday to ban outdoor use of pesticides that harms bees. Specifically, there's now a complete ban on three substances referred to as neonicotinoids -- imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. Scientific studies have shown that these substances can harm bees when used outside.

Also at EU Times.


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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Sunday April 29 2018, @06:20AM (3 children)

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Sunday April 29 2018, @06:20AM (#673261) Journal

    Changed. CNET is one of those sites that doesn't load article links if the right script(s) aren't enabled. It should probably be shitcanned from the bot for that reason alone.

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  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Sunday April 29 2018, @07:21AM (2 children)

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 29 2018, @07:21AM (#673281) Journal
    The bot doesn't run any scripts that are downloaded from RSS sources (it strips out all javascript and anything that is not basic HTML before processing) but it manages to see the text perfectly well. I run Noscript and Adblock Lattitude, and I can see the story in my browser. I suspect that there is a problem with the AC's browser configuration.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 29 2018, @09:14AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 29 2018, @09:14AM (#673314)

      So can I--once I scroll down to where that starts.

      With a proper #FragmentIdentifier, I wouldn't have to tire out my poor old scrollwheel finger. 8-)
      ...and the thing in the original link which appeared to be one, wasn't; it was just noise.

      I've said before that when I submit, I try to index the linked page to where the good stuff is.
      I know that at least 2 Soylentils have said they have severe problems with vision.
      Having a screenreader prattle about a whole bunch of non-useful stuff seems like it would be monumentally irritating, so, when I am doing things, I try to avoid that.

      Nothing major this time; it was simply done wrong--and in a useless way.
      If we're going to use folks' bandwidth, let's at least make that something useful.

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      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Sunday April 29 2018, @09:22AM

        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 29 2018, @09:22AM (#673321) Journal
        The bot only provides the text of the story. We have no control over the source website itself. It can display unicorns with rainbow droppings if wishes, there is not much that the bot or and editor can do about that.