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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 janrinok on Sunday April 29 2018, @07:24AM (3 children)

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 29 2018, @07:24AM (#673283) Journal

    Next, TFA doesn't mention USA or Trump and how stupid we|his people are in this regard.

    Of course not, it is not a story about the USA or Trump. This is a story about Europe. Sort your own problems out or, even better, make a submission about how the US is handling the problem.

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 29 2018, @08:06AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 29 2018, @08:06AM (#673298)

    It's Original Owner. He's a full-blown Commie. He doesn't want the US to solve any problems. If the US solved a problem, he would deny it. He would point to some cooperative in Biafra who solved the problem already, no matter that it wasn't even the same problem.

    OO hates the USA, even more than he hates any economic theory that runs contrary to communism. OOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, progressivism!!

    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 29 2018, @09:22AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 29 2018, @09:22AM (#673320)

      I'll admit that the places where I saw the story were all Progressive in nature and -all- of them mentioned how USA's EPA was not only not moving in this positive direct, but was about to go farther in the wrong direction.

      I found it odd that the story chosen did not stick out its tongue at and give it a big Bronx cheer.

      -- OriginalOwner_ []

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 29 2018, @09:36AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 29 2018, @09:36AM (#673328)

    I was in the process of submitting -this- story (with the criticism of when I found that a link supplied by the Center for Biological Diversity (perhaps altered by an intermediary) was a ridiculous mess.

    It was getting late (for me) and I just said "Screw it."

    -- OriginalOwner_ []