Bees – GBRI
 

Hundreds of bus stops in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands, have undergone an eco-friendly makeover making them a perfect green sanctuary for both bees and humans. All 316 bus stops in the city now have green rooftops covered in sedum plants. Apart from looking beautiful, these green rooftops also help capture fine dust, storage of rainwater and provide cooling […]

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Without taking into consideration the health risks it would pose to humans and the environment, US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) granted ’emergency’ approval to spray sulfoxaflor—an insecticide the agency considers “very highly toxic” to bees—on an area of over 16 million acres in 2018. Of the 18 states where the approvals were granted for sorghum and […]

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The decline of bee populations across the world has been a major cause of worry for scientists as bees play an indispensable role in pollinating our crops. The main causes of dwindling bee populations are decreasing wild areas and rampant use of toxic pesticides. However, now a team of researchers has found a unique way […]

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In an instance of insecticide poisoning, at least one million bees have been killed in a wine-producing area of South Africa. Bee farmers believe that Fipronil, an insecticide used by wine farmers, is most likely to be the cause of the deaths. Brendan Ashley Cooper, the vice-chairman of Western Cape Bee Industry Association, Cape Town, […]

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In its latest attack on environment, the Trump government has decided to repeal an Obama-era restriction on the use of neonics – a pesticide linked to falling bee populations, and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted. Environmentalists, who had sued to bring about the two-year-old ban, […]

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As most of us have already heard by now, the bumblebees around the world are disappearing at alarming rates. Being crucial pollinators, their dwindling numbers are a great cause of concern for the human race as they are immensely important for our crops. As bee populations collapse, some have thought that other species of smaller bees […]

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