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Monday, June 24, 2013

300 bee colonies dead: neonicotinoid pesticide to blame


50,000 Bumblebees Dead After Neonicotinoid Pesticide Use in Oregon 

Beyond Pesticides

Just as Pollinator Week began last week, an estimated 50,000 bumblebees, likely representing more than 300 colonies, were found dead or dying in a shopping mall parking lot in Wilsonville, OR. Authorities confirmed...

Breaking: Nine Arrested After Halting Construction at Keystone XL Pump Station

Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance    

The group took action today, physically halting the construction process, as a part of an effort to prevent...

EPA Pushes Back Fracking Impact Study to 2016

Mint Press News    

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving back its timeline for release of its study on the impact of hydraulic fracturing from 2014 to 2016, the agency announced at the Shale Gas: Promises and Challenges conference...

During Record Drought, Frackers Outcompete Farmers for Water Supplies  


The impacts of 2013's severe drought are apparent across the nation in forests, on farms and on once snowy peaks. Meanwhile, the oil and gas industry is demanding unprecedented amounts of water for hydraulic fracturing...

Historic Amendment to Require GE Salmon Labeling Passes Senate Committee

Center for Food Safety    

It marks the first recorded vote on GE food labeling in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill is on track to pass on the Senate floor in the coming weeks...

WY Groups Call Foul as EPA Hands Fracking Groundwater Contamination Investigation Over to State


“Our government’s priority is clearly to protect industry rather than Wyoming citizens, our health and our...

The Fake Promises of GE Crops  


The reality is that the promised “beneficial” GE crops are stuck at the development stage in the lab. The reason is that scientists are finding that the traits we need to help crops to cope with climate change (e.g. heat tolerance) or increased nutrition (e.g. enhanced vitamins) are actually...

House Adds Honey Bee and Pollinator Protections to Farm Bill

Center for Food Safety   

“Pollinators are vitally important to agriculture and are an integral part of food production. These critical species are at the front lines of pesticide exposure and it is high time that the government do more to protect them...

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