A government decision to permit the use of banned pesticides linked to declining bee populations is to be challenged in the high court by the environmental charity Friends of the Earth (FOE).

Landscape-wide research by former UK government agency on oilseed rape fields in England and Wales shows link between neonicotinoids and honeybee colony losses

A type of insecticide under scrutiny by the White House because of fears about its impact on honey bees has been found in more than half of streams sampled across the United States, according to a

It's not exactly an uncommon sentiment to believe that pesticides are causing a lot more environmental harm than big chemical lets on.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Jai Kumar Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 03/08/2015 regarding Indian rule of mandatory spraying of planes with pesticides Phenothrin 2% an organophosphorus neuro toxin which is injurious to human health as its use carries risk of causing Cancer, auto immune diseases like Lupus, Parkinson Disease and memory loss etc.

Occupational health has never been a priority for policy makers in India, despite 63% of the Indian population being in the economically productive age group. The study was designed to find out the morbidity as a result of long-term exposure to pesticides among professional pesticide sprayers in a rural block in Tamil Nadu.

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Wine-making is steeped in age-old traditions, but to address the threat of pests and concerns over heavy pesticide use, vintners are turning to science.

Farmers allowed to use two neonicotinoid pesticides on their crop for 120 days despite concerns over serious risk to bees and other pollinators

For many species, geographical ranges are expanding toward the poles in response to climate change, while remaining stable along range edges nearest the equator. Using long-term observations across Europe and North America over 110 years, we tested for climate change–related range shifts in bumblebee species across the full extents of their latitudinal and thermal limits and movements along elevation gradients.

Mass deaths of honeybees are increasing in Japan, due apparently to pesticides used for killing stink bugs in rice paddies, according to a study by the agricultural ministry.

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