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May 2, 2014 | Feature

The Case of the Vanishing Honey Bee: Pesticides and the Perfect Crime

Since the mid-2000's, the die-off of domesticated bees has been so dramatic that the bee researchers coined a new phrase: Colony Collapse Disorder. What makes these die-offs different is that frequently the bees just vanish. One beekeeper calls this the Perfect Crime: no bodies, no murder weapon, no bees.

May 2, 2014 | Feature

Infographic: Bees' Toxic Problem

Nearly one-third of all honeybees in the United States have perished in just a few years—and honeybees pollinate one-third of all the food we eat. This infographic is a closer look at a major cause of widespread bee die-offs, what it means to us, and how we can help the bees.

December 6, 2013 | Blog Post

Why Honeybees Matter

Collapsed colonies spell disaster for our food system, and toxic pesticide is to blame

September 11, 2013 | Feature

Feeling the Sting: Toxic Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

In an interview, attorney Greg Loarie discusses his work to get a toxic pesticide known as sulfoxaflor off the market, due to threats it poses to honeybees. Over the last few years, honeybees, which pollinate billions of dollars of U.S. crops annually, have been dying at unprecedented rates. Studies suggest that toxic pesticides like sulfoxaflor may be partly to blame.

August 9, 2013 | Blog Post

TIME Magazine Envisions a World Without Honeybees

The article by Bryan Walsh addresses a disastrous phenomenon that could tumble the basis of our food system: the widespread collapse of honeybee colonies nationwide known as "colony collapse disorder."

July 8, 2013 | Case

Protecting Bees from the Pesticide Sulfoxaflor

National Beekeeping organizations are represented by Earthjustice, in an appeal against EPA for its approval of the pesticide Sulfoxaflor, shown to be “highly toxic” to honey bees, and other insect pollinators.

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