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The Government Takes Action On Declining Honeybee Populations

7 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Honeybees are a crucial part of the American agricultural system. By flying around from plant to plant, they pollinate a third of everything we eat here in the United States—everything from nuts to produce to coffee. In one year alone, 2010, the bees helped foster the growth of more than $19 billion worth of crops. Show More Summary

Feds launch pollinator task force to protect butterflies and bees from further population decline

The US Federal Government has unleashed its new action plan to save honeybees, butterflies, and other pollinators currently at risk. While the plan, created by the US Pollinator Task Force, makes some positive strides towards renewing pollinator it of

VICE News Capsule - Wednesday, May 20

yesterdayNews : Vice News

Thousands continue to flee the unrest in Burundi, Pakistan investigates an IT firm for allegedly selling fake academic degrees, gang violence surges in El Salvador, and the White House reveals its plan to save America's honeybees.

U.S. Details New Efforts to Support Ailing Bees

The White House outlined its strategy to restore the nation’s struggling honeybee and monarch butterfly populations to some semblance of health, mostly by expanding the acreage devoted to the plants that are crucial to their surviva...

This Is How The Obama Administration Plans To Save Bees And Butterflies

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal plan aims to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making millions of acres of federal land more bee-friendly, spending millions of dollars more on research and considering...Show More Summary

White House Unveils Plan to Help Honeybees and Butterflies

You may not spend much time thinking about insects, but they are vital for pollinating the plants that produce our food; without bees and other pollinators, one-third of our food would cease to exist. But pollinators aren’t in great shape in the United States. Show More Summary

Here’s How The White House Plans To Curb Staggering Honeybee Losses

The White House is tackling the pollinator crisis head-on. The post Here’s How The White House Plans To Curb Staggering Honeybee Losses appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Plan Bee: White House Unveils Strategy To Protect Pollinators

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The national strategy addresses the alarming decline in honeybee populations. It calls for more bee habitat and more research into ways to protect bees from disease and pesticides.

White House Unveils Plan to Save the Honeybees

Beekeepers lost more than 40% of honey bee colonies in the last year alone

Here’s how the White House plans to save our imperiled honeybees

A new federal plan aims to increase funding and restore pollinator habitat. But will it be enough?

Feds propose plan to bolster decline in bees

The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides. Continue reading ? The post Feds propose plan to bolster decline in bees appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

NASA Selects Honeybee Robotics for Self Refueling Prospector Spacecraft

NASA has selected Honeybee Robotics for four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and one Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR) Phase I contracts, including one that would help develop a resource prospecting spacecraft capable...Show More Summary

Fascinating, Disturbing Video Shows How Bees Are Made

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Ever wonder how bees are born? You should watch this fascinatingly creepy video of slimy-looking larvae morphing into the fuzzy honeybees we know and love. Photographer Anand Varma shot the film as part of a project on honeybees forShow More Summary

How You Can Help the Bees

As recently noted by The New York Times a sharp spike in honeybee deaths is deepening a worrisome trend. Colony Collapse Disorder, the term used to describe the precipitous decline in the bee population that has occurred in recent years, threatens the foundations of modern agriculture. Show More Summary

US beekeepers lost almost half their honeybees last year

The mysterious die-off of the nation’s honeybees worsened from 2014-15, with a spike in summer deaths indicating a troubling new development.

MM: Four-Way Stop Unveiled, Deal Signs Cityhood Bill, and a Spike in Honeybee Deaths

New four-way stop at Trinity and Electric Avenue has been unveiled [Be Active Decatur] Deal signs cityhood and other DeKalb bills [AJC] Decatur commercial market is quite strong according to one analyst [Cushman & Wakefield] Upgrades for DeKalb parks, libraries and sidewalks approved [AJC] Art Institute of Decatur no longer excepting new students as closing […]

Honeybees Had a Pretty Awful Year

The Bee Informed Partnership and the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its annual survey on the wellbeing of American bees, and it turns out they aren't doing so great. Thousands of beekeepers reported losing about 42 percent of their colonies in the past year. From 2013–14, there was a 34... More »

Honeybees devastated by second-highest bee die-off on record in 2014

The Bee Informed Partnership reports that the 2014 bee die off is the second-highest number of losses ever recorded, signaling a serious threat to America's food supply. Conducted in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America and the United of

Beemageddon: US Beekeepers Report Loss of Nearly Half Their Colonies

The mass die-off of honeybees appears to be getting worse, posing an acute danger to the food supply that depends on the little insects who do about $10 to $15 billion worth of work pollinating our crops.

Summer Honeybee Losses Spiked Last Year, And Researchers Aren’t Sure Why

The summer losses are "extremely troubling," one researcher said. The post Summer Honeybee Losses Spiked Last Year, And Researchers Aren’t Sure Why appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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