On Thursday, a federal appeals court overturned the EPA's decision to approve marketing of sulfoxaflor, a pesticide that acts like the same neonicotinoids class associated with bee declines.
University of New Hampshire researchers discovered that crop rotation could combat the stress that soils experience with increased agriculture.
Recent studies discovered that frogs have utilized an adaptive characteristic that has never before been observed in a vertebrate species.
It's not exactly an uncommon sentiment to believe that pesticides are causing a lot more environmental harm than big chemical lets on. After all, some of the most popular pesticides in agriculture, neonicotinoids, have turned out to be a driving force behind pollinator decline around the world. Now new research has revealed that the harm doest stop there. According to new research, common insecticide sprays can actually alter a spider's personality, making them exceptionally lazy.
All of the bees that died in Portland, Ore. were near linden trees, a type of tree often sprayed to control aphids and the insects' sticky residue.
It turns out that only a few "busy bees" are needed to pollinate the world's crops, according to a new international study.
Insecticides may affect cognitive development in children, according to a new study.
A commonly used household pesticide is reportedly linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and young teens, particularly boys, according to a new study.
It's no secret that in recent years, US honeybee and butterfly populations have been in serious decline. Though it wouldn't be the first time, now the federal government is stepping in, announcing its plan to boost numbers of these helpful pollinators.
US honeybee populations continue to suffer - the reason for which still eludes scientists - as new research has revealed that their numbers have dropped more than 40 percent during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015.
This past weekend, the White House hosted the first tour of its garden for 2015, celebrating the arrival of spring with a brilliant display of flowers and cheer. However, those weren't the only things on display. A great number of environmental advocates showed up to urge the First Lady to ensure that not only would the White House garden be free of bee-harming pesticides, but that President Barack Obama stand by his resolution to protect pollinators across the nation.
This is some bad news for beekeepers. Remember those harmful pesticides that conservationists, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and even a smattering of garden retailers are trying to keep away from bees? Well it turns out that not only are they harmful to all kinds of bees, but the little buzzers are actually crazy about the stuff, flocking to the same substances that will leave them cold and alone come winter.
Pesticides have been earning themselves a pretty bum rap these days. One of the driving factors behind the decline of honeybees and butterflies around the world, these chemicals have even recently been identified as a major water contaminant, harming aquatic life. Now, new research argues that to make pesticides acceptably safe, our best bet is to focus them solely on one target - a goal some experts think they can achieve.
Pesticide use, while it's been tied to a decline in honeybee populations and other pollinators, now may also threaten global freshwater biodiversity, according to new research.
The next time you visit the lawn and garden center at a Lowe's Home Improvement store, you can shop assured that whatever you chose to buy, you won't be dooming backyard bees in the process. Lowe's has joined a growing list of garden retailers who are taking any products that use neonicotinoid pesticides off their shelves, reflecting a growing concern for the world's pollinators.