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Nation | Flora and Fauna

US Puts Bumblebee On The Endangered Species List For 1st Time

Jan. 12, 2017 12:22 a.m.

The protected designation for the rusty patched bumble bee is also the first of its kind for a bee species in the continental U.S. It has seen a dramatic decline in numbers and territory.

Science | Nation | World | Food | Flora and Fauna

Could A Bumblebee Learn To Play Fetch? Probably

Feb. 24, 2017 4:19 p.m.

Scientists found that bumblebees are nimble learners, especially when there's a sugary reward at the end. No wonder they're such good pollinators.

Environment

Bumblebees Make Sudden Disappearance

Oct. 9, 2007 9:38 a.m.

One of the West Coast’s leading bee scientists says four species of bumblebees may be approaching extinction – including one native to southern Oregon.

Efforts To Help Bumblebees

Jan. 12, 2015 4:10 a.m.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

Efforts To Help Bumblebees

Sept. 19, 2013 4:57 p.m.

A look at some efforts to help declining bumblebee populations in the region.

local | Environment

Xerces Society Calls For Increased Bumblebee Regulation

Jan. 13, 2010 4:53 p.m.

A local conservation group is helping lead an effort to put more regulations on domestic bumblebee shipments.

Stung By Pesticides And Disease, Rusty Patched Bumblebee Now Endangered

Jan. 13, 2017 5:29 p.m.

The dramatic decline in the bumblebee population is causing concern because the rusty patched, and other bumblebees, are critical pollinators.

Penalties Of $2,800 Issued For Wilsonville Bee Deaths

Dec. 20, 2013 8:52 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has fined pesticide company Collier Arbor Care and four of its employees for the deaths of thousands of bumblebees.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

Oregon Restricts Pesticides Responsible For Bee Die-offs

Nov. 22, 2013 1:31 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is restricting the use of two pesticide ingredients implicated in the deaths of more than 50,000 bumblebees earlier this year.

local | Flora and Fauna | Environment

Blumenauer Wants To Suspend Bee-Killing Pesticide

July 12, 2013 9:41 p.m.

Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer is proposing a bill that would suspend the use of the pesticide that killed an estimated 50,000 bumblebees in Wilsonville recently.

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Beeswax Ship; Electric Drag Racing; Native Bumblebees

July 16, 2013 2:46 p.m.

Beeswax Ship; Electric Drag Racing; Native Bumblebees

Oregon Field Guide

Native Bumblebees

Nov. 13, 2008 8:30 p.m.

Oregon’s native bumblebees are disappearing.

Native Bumblebees

July 11, 2013 5:20 a.m.

Entertainment | Books | Arts

A Guide To Free Comic Book Day 2017: The Don't-Misses And The Near-Misses

May 5, 2017 4:26 p.m.

Headed to a comics shop for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday? Take along Glen Weldon's exhaustive guide to all 52 FCBD free comics available.

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