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Of the many things thrown into long-term doubt by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (“Brexit”) is the UK’s commitment to EU environmental policies. 1,290 more words


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Social bees

Worldwide there are almost 20,000 known species of bees. They are found on every continent except Antarctica and they occupy every habitat on the planet that contains flowering plants which have to be pollinated by insects. 1,021 more words


Native bee species now protected under Endangered Species Act

Seven bees native to our state are now considered endangered.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, added 7 yellow-faced bee species for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a first for any bees in the nation. 141 more words


Bee Species Listed As Endangered For 1st Time Ever In U.S.

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal authorities added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii’s only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act Friday, a first for any bees in the United States. 303 more words


Science weekly: The unbearable lightness of bee-ing

Hear that buzzing in the garden again this morning?

That could have been one happy bee. Bees experience optimism after receiving a reward, a study published on Sept. 332 more words


How Urban Beekeeping Could Literally Save The World From Starvation


It’s not breaking news that the bee population is down. It’s been declining for some time now, which is incredibly troubling for people on team #HumansSurvivingIntoTheFuture. 237 more words

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The Allotment Diary: Breaking Things

This week was all about breaking things, both good and bad.  At the new allotment we finally got a strimmer up there.  Ater much beard stroking and attempts to start it we finally got the grass under control.   131 more words