We Don’t Need To Ban Pesticides To Save Bees

The irony is that if passed, the Saving America’s Pollinators Act would actually be detrimental to bees and other pollinating species, while harming America’s farmers. By Henry I. Miller, The Federalist Some old ideas for bad laws are endlessly recycled. Take the case of the Saving America’s Pollinators Act, a nearly six-year-old initiative now cosponsored…

Environmentalist scare stories – Never mind! — WUWT?

Foreword: Environmental activists always claim they merely want better public policies, to save the Earth and its endangered species. Far too often, their real goal is acquiring more money and power – by misdiagnosing and misrepresenting, exaggerating and fabricating, ecological crises. It’s the road to the hell of badpublic policy. And it’s not always paved… via…

What Happened to the Beepocalypse?

In 2006 bees started disappearing. Beekeepers reported losing up to 90% of their beehives. And no one knew why. Nearly every news outlet and environmentalist group sounded the alarm, warning of an imminent beepocalypse that would devastate our food supply. But while alarm bells rang, things turned around. And bee colonies are now at a…

Save the Bees but Kill the Butterflies

Environmentalists maybe responsible for the deaths of over 1 billion butterflies thanks to the green movement’s support of ethanol. Citing research done by the National Wildlife Federation, the Monarch butterfuly populaton is down 90 percent in the last 20 years. THe Western Journal also quotes environmentalists who attribute the massive decline of Monarch Butterflies to…

RoboBees Could Pollinate the Earth

With all of the pseudo-hoopla over bee populations allegedly declining, never let it be said somehow, someone won’t come up with a solution to a problem. In the case of bees, Eijiro Miyako of the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science is developing robotic bees that can help replace bees affected by Colony Collapse…

Study: Correct neonic use reveals no honeybee colony risk

If correctly used, a University of Guelph research team found no colony-level risk to honeybees from neonic pesticides after going through a number of published and unpublished manuscripts. Upon the request of Bayer and Syngenta, researchers at the University of Gelph, headed by toxicologist Keith Solomon and aide teacher Gladys Stephenson, examined 64 papers from…