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.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 29 2018, @09:36AM
I was in the process of submitting -this- story (with the criticism of USA.gov) 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."
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