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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 quietus on Sunday April 29 2018, @03:29PM (1 child)

    by quietus (6328) on Sunday April 29 2018, @03:29PM (#673414) Journal
    Plenty of reliable news organizations have reported on this news (e.g. the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters []). Why then the need to mention a website run by a bunch of neonazi's [] who apparently believe in the second coming of Christ -- heads up, guys: the SS were atheists -- as a credible source?
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 30 2018, @07:22PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 30 2018, @07:22PM (#673873)

    like i'm going to believe anything the splc says...