Highlights/insecticides

Environment, International, Society

Ban neonic pesticides, protect bees as did EU, urge groups

The European Union has banned all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid pesticides to protect bees, and Canada should do the same, argue several Canadian environmental groups. Scientific studies have long linked the use of these chemicals to the decline of honeybees,» 

Economy, Environment, International

Government recognizes die-off of bats

The federal government has just listed three species of bats in Canada as being “endangered”. Bat populations in eastern Canada have been devastated by a fungus known as “white nose disease”.   It first appeared in New York state in 2006» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Pesticides and unusual die-off of bees

The provincial Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs in Ontario is asking farmers to be extra careful when planting this spring. Virtually all corn seed is treated with neonicotinoid insecticide, which the ministry says could pose a threat to»