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Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides | Environment

Exclusive: Draft regulations seen by the Guardian reveal the European commission wants to prohibit the insecticides that cause ‘acute risks to bees’ A Carniolan honey bee (Apis mellifera carnica) is collecting nectar at a yellow rapeseed blossom. Bees and other vital food crop pollinators have been declining

Woolworths to stop selling pesticide linked to global bee decline | Environment

Australian grocery giant will join Bunnings to withdraw Yates Confidor from sale Woolworths will join other companies to stop selling the pesticide repeatedly linked to bee harm. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/GettyWoolworths in Australia has joined a growing list of companies to stop supplying a controversial pesticide linked to

Alarming link between fungicides and bee declines revealed | Environment

Common fungicides are the strongest factor linked to steep declines in bumblebees across the US, according to the first landscape-scale analysis. The surprising result has alarmed bee experts because fungicides are targeted at molds and mildews – not insects – but now appear to be a cause