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Top Stories: Deschutes Issues Fire Restrictions, Gardeners May Be Hurting Bees With Insecticides

June 26, 2014 2:13 p.m.

Headlines for Thursday, June 26: Deschutes County is enacting fire restrictions on unprotected land, a new study says gardeners may be exposing pollinators to deadly insecticides and a man who held his breath and crashed his car has plead not guilty.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

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.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

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.

Environment | Flora and Fauna | Food | Business | Science

Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

May 27, 2017 noon

Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees. But they're proposing different solutions, because they disagree about whether the pesticides are useful to farmers.

Agriculture | News

Portland Begins Phasing Out City Use Of Pesticides That Hurt Bees

April 2, 2015 2:34 p.m.

The city of Portland will phase out its use of certain pesticides that may be harmful to bees and other beneficial insects.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

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.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

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.

Environment | Flora and Fauna | 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.

Food | Nation | Economy | Flora and Fauna | Business | Environment | World

Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs

Aug. 14, 2017 7:59 p.m.

A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

Artists Tell Stories Of Dead Bees

Nov. 22, 2013 6:04 p.m.

Two artists are responding to the decline of bees through their work.

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Environmental Update On Bees And Trees

July 30, 2014 7:45 p.m.

We'll talk with EarthFix reporters about banning bee-harming pesticides, a new controversial logging method, and more.

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