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As bee populations drop around the world, endangering ecosystems and food production alike, we’re working to give bees the space they need to thrive.

Bees play a crucial role in our lives. But as our society uses more pesticides, their populations are plummeting. Fortunately, we know how to help them: protecting already-existing bee habitat, expanding habitat by planting pollinator-friendly plants in our own gardens and on public lands, and ending the worst uses of the pesticides that are killing them. Together, we can save the bees.

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Around the world, 75% of all food crops and a full 90% of all wild flowering plants rely on bees for pollination.

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Meet the bees we’re working to save

Bees of all kinds are facing a triple threat of pesticides, habitat loss and climate change. As we work to save them, let’s get to know them a little better.

NJ Assembly Appropriations Committee Passes Legislation To Restrict Neonics Pesticide Linked to Bee Die-Off

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NJ Assembly Appropriations Committee Passes Legislation To Restrict Neonics Pesticide Linked to Bee Die-Off

The New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee passed legislation (A2070) by a 8-3 vote this morning to classify neonicotinoids, commonly known as neonics, as restricted use pesticides through a recurring review process. New Jersey is a step closer to joining other states, such as Maryland, Connecticut and Vermont, that have implemented similar restrictions on neonics. The restriction would limit application of the pesticide to select applications, eliminating widespread use in non-agricultural settings such as gardens, lawns and golf courses. 

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NJ Assembly Environment Committee Passes Legislation To Restrict Neonics Chemical Linked to Bee Die-Off

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NJ Assembly Environment Committee Passes Legislation To Restrict Neonics Chemical Linked to Bee Die-Off

 The New Jersey Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee passed legislation (A2070) by a 4-1-1 vote this afternoon to classify neonicotinoids, commonly known as neonics, as restricted use pesticides and establish a list of chemicals belonging to this class of pesticides.

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Steve
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Steve
Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign, Environment America