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Bees at work on a honeycomb. (Jason P. Smith / Earthjustice)

New Evidence:
What's Killing Our Bees?

It was the perfect crime—no bodies, no murder weapon, no bees. But, new research from Harvard spotlights what Earthjustice and others have suspected all along: America's bee colonies are being killed by pesticides known as neonics.

 

 

Bees are dying in record numbers!

Help us fight back to stop a new, highly toxic bee-killing pesticide called sulfoxaflor.

 

 
 

Quotation

The bees are starving. The herbicide kills all the natural forage, and then the bees are concentrated only on crops that have insecticide applied to them.

– Zac Browning, Beekeeper

 
 

  IN THE WIN COLUMN

 
Supreme Court columns reach up toward a blue sky. (iofoto / Shutterstock)

Courts Rule in Favor of Americans' Lungs

Tens of thousands of Americans will live longer, healthier lives because of four court victories—including one from the Supreme Court—that will curb air pollutants from industrial sources and quell smog. Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen has the story.

 

 

 

Other recent court victories include:

Outfall. (Luis Prado / The Noun Project)

 

Dozens of old contracts that take San Francisco Bay-Delta water are ruled illegal under the Endangered Species Act.

 

Off-Road Car. (Alexandr Cherkinsky / The Noun Project)

 

Off-road vehicle traffic is banned from Canyonlands National Park.

 

Solar-Panel. (Iconathon / The Noun Project)

 

A judge upheld a Colorado law that forces utilities to use renewable energy sources.

 

A screenshot from our film.

VIDEO: Coral and Parrotfish – A Love Story

Caribbean coral can't live without each other. That's why Earthjustice's recent court victory to protect coral also saves parrotfish. But neither is safe until the National Marine Fisheries Service uses better science. Take a scuba dive with attorney Andrea Treece to learn more about this ecological balancing act, and then tell the Fisheries Service to act now in its defense.

 

 

A kayaker at Juniper Springs, FL. (Marianne Muegenburg Cothern / Flickr CC)

Florida's Springs Going Foul

The state of Florida is allowing its 900+ freshwater springs—thought to be the greatest concentration on earth—to become choked with manure, sewage and fertilizer. And the state is issuing permits to pump too much water from the springs, which harms natural systems, so Earthjustice is suing.

 

 

  HOW YOU CAN HELP

A screenshot from our film.

The Small Town That Changed the Fracking Game

Dryden, New York, is showing the nation how to keep the fracking plague from destroying our air, water and lives. Watch this story to see how you can keep the oil and gas industry at bay.

 

 

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Want more? Listen to one of the film's characters, Helen Slottje, explain how she fought the fracking onslaught across America—a feat that earned her the green version of the Nobel Peace prize.

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Photo Credits:
  · New Evidence: What's Killing Our Bees?:  Bees at work on a honeycomb. (Jason P. Smith / Earthjustice)
  · Courts Rule in Favor of Americans' Lungs:  Supreme Court columns reach up toward a blue sky. (iofoto / Shutterstock)
  · San Francisco Bay-Delta victory:  Outfall icon. (Luis Prado / The Noun Project)
  · Canyonlands National Park victory:  Off-Road Car. (Alexandr Cherkinsky / The Noun Project)
  · Colorado Renewable Energy victory:  Solar-Panel. (Iconathon / The Noun Project)
  · VIDEO: Coral and Parrotfish - A Love Story:  A screenshot from our video, Coral and Parrotfish - A Love Story.
  · Florida's Springs Going Foul:  A kayaker at Juniper Springs, FL. (Marianne Muegenburg Cothern / Flickr CC)
  · The Small Town That Changed the Fracking Game:  A screenshot from our film, Dryden - The Small Town that Changed the Fracking Game.

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