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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.

Environment | local

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.


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.

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.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | local

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.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

Feds Phase Out Bee-Harming Pesticides In Northwest Wildlife Refuges

July 15, 2014 9:23 p.m.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to eliminate the use of bee-harming pesticides on wildlife refuges in the Pacific region by 2016.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

The Perilous Life Of A Professional Honeybee

Aug. 11, 2014 10:51 p.m.

Scientists say exposure to pesticides is just one of many hazards honeybees face, but they're working to find out just how big a role it plays in their overall decline.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Top Stories: Eugene Bee 'Die Off' Investigated, OSU-Cascades Considers Student Housing

June 19, 2014 2:09 p.m.

Headlines for Thursday, June 19: If the Highway Trust Fund ends, Oregon will miss out on $470 million in funds for highway programs, a wildfire near Hood River covers about 12 acres, and investigators probe a Eugene bee "die-off."

Flora and Fauna | Environment

Championing Endangered Species Through 'Ugly' Campaigns, Condoms, Chocolate

Sept. 13, 2013 8:30 p.m.

A few creative outreach campaigns like 'ugly animal' video contests and endangered species condoms are employed by activists who want to bring attention to the plight of endangered species.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

Oregon Bill Would Limit Household Pesticide Use To Protect Bees

Jan. 3, 2014 7:30 p.m.

In response to a massive bee die-off last summer, an Oregon lawmaker is proposing restrictions on household use of four pesticides that pose a risk to bees.

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Oregon Field Guide

Native Bumblebees

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

Oregon’s native bumblebees are disappearing.

Beeswax Ship; Electric Drag Racing; Native Bumblebees

July 16, 2013 2:46 p.m.

Beeswax Ship; Electric Drag Racing; Native Bumblebees

Native Bumblebees

July 11, 2013 5:20 a.m.

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