Volume 92 Issue 26 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 30, 2014 | Web Date: June 27, 2014

White House Moves To Save Bees

Pesticides: Federal agencies must advance strategy for protecting pollinators
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: bees, pesticides, EPA, pollinators

Citing the “breadth, severity, and persistence” of losses of honeybees and other pollinators, President Barack Obama has ordered more than a dozen federal agencies to develop a plan for restoring pollinator populations. The new federal strategy could lead to changes in pesticide regulations.

Environmental groups and pesticide manufacturers alike are welcoming the President’s June 20 action. They are pleased that he acknowledges the multiple factors linked to declining pollinator health, including . . .

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