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Warming puts the squeeze on bumble bees – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on July 10th, 2015.

A new comprehensive study, published in Science, tracks the impact of climate change on bumblebees, finding global warming is rapidly shrinking the area where these bees are found in both North America and Europe. Researchers examined more than 420,000 historical and current Northern Hemisphere records of many species of bumblebees–and confirm that the critical pollinators […]

Pesticide harms bees at ‘safe’ levels – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on March 30th, 2012.

Two new studies published in Science this week show that honey and bumble bees are negatively affected by a widely-used class of pesticides – even at supposedly safe doses. The pair of research articles examines the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides, insect neurotoxins which were introduced in the early 1990s and have now become one of the […]

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