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Bee collecting pollen
Penney Kome | Insect-free summer may be a worrisome sign that extinction is in progress.
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David Suzuki | Our rapid shift away from rural life has disturbed habitats and food supplies for bees, but new research says cities could hold the key to their survival.
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Bee collecting pollen. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Jon Sullivan
David Suzuki | If we care about the quality and security of our food sources -- and the species and ecosystems they rely on -- the time for neonics is over.
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David Suzuki | The honeybee crisis has galvanized interest in pollinators, inspiring citizens to establish new spaces, from wild bee hotels and rooftop honeybee hives to pollinator gardens in parks and schoolyards.
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David Suzuki | Ontario's proposal to restrict use of neonicotinoids on corn and soybean seed is far from radical, but it's no surprise that the pesticide industry and its associates oppose even this modest proposal.
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David Suzuki | We must harness and amplify homegrown local creativity to enhance urban ecologies and make communities more livable and resilient. Smart urban innovations should be scaled up, shared and adapted.
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David Suzuki | Federal regulators want to approve a new pesticide, flupyradifurone. That would be bad for bees and people. We need to stop contaminating the environment with neonics and other systemic pesticides.
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Michael Butler | It's clear federal and provincial governments are not interested in protecting the environment and its pollinators. It is the local "fight backs" where change is occurring.
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David Suzuki | A comprehensive new study offers conclusive proof that neonicotinoid insecticides are killing pollinators, which will affect us all. So why are they still being approved?
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Krystalline Kraus | This “REQUIEM FOR BEES” will include four pallbearers in beekeeping suits and black mourning armbands will be distributed to attendees
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Redeye Collective | A new study by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences has found the mechanism by which neonicotinoids adversely affect the immune response of bees and lead to colony collapse.
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Michael Butler | The Friends of Pollinators Action Coalition and The Ontario Beekeepers' Association (OBA) are asking for your help to convince the federal government to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.