News Release | Environment America

Millions of dead bees, millions more signatures highlight threat to bees & other pollinators

Washington, D.C.— A truck full of dead bees will make its final stop at a rally outside the headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this afternoon, culminating a coast-to-coast tour to raise awareness about recent massive declines in pollinators.

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Keep Hives Alive Tour brings urgency to global pollinator decline

WASHINGTON, DC – The Keep the Hives Alive Tour kicks off today to raise awareness about the plight of pollinators and how toxic pesticides contribute to their decline.

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Environment America launches multi-million-dollar campaign to save the bees

Washington, DC -- Environment America and its state affiliates have launched a multi-million-dollar public education campaign to convince federal officials to ban neonicotinoids, the dangerous class of pesticides linked to the recent dramatic decline in bee colonies.  

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In first-of-its-kind study, EPA confirms pesticide can harm bees

Boston, MA. – Eight months after pledging to examine the impact of four different pesticides on the health of pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the first results are in, and they’re bad news for bees. 

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In good news for pollinators and U.S. food supply, Court rejects bee-killing pesticide

WASHINGTON, DC - Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of the chemical sulfoxaflor, one of class of pesticides linked to massive die-offs of bee colonies. In the coming years EPA is scheduled to review registrations of five other neonicotinoids that scientists say threaten pollinators.

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Obama administration plan to save bees falls far short

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House issued a wide-ranging new plan today to stem the deaths of pollinators, with the goal of reducing honeybee colony losses to no more than 15 percent within ten years and increasing the Eastern monarch butterfly population to 225 million by 2020. The plan falls short of banning neonicotinoids, the class of pesticides known to cause harm to bees.