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First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.

By | January 11, 2017

The federal government concludes the rusty patched bumblebee is nearing extinction.

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On Tuesday, shareholders at the agribusiness giant approved the $66 billion deal with the European pharmaceutical firm.

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Based on epidemiological data, researchers estimate that reducing exposures to certain environmental chemicals could drop people’s chances of developing the disease.

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Zika Transmission Halted in Miami Neighborhood

By | September 20, 2016

No new cases of Zika virus transmission have been reported for 45 days in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, according to officials.

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Zika Update

By | September 7, 2016

Virus’s genome to aid in diagnoses; bees caught in crossfire of mosquito sprays; Zika spreads in Asia; US Congress revisits Zika funding

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Protein or Perish

By | September 1, 2016

A bacteriophage must evolve certain variants of a protein or die.

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Pesticides Reduce Male Honeybee Fertility: Study

By | July 27, 2016

Drones exposed to neonicotinoids have fewer viable sperm and show reduced longevity.

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Bees Drawn to Pesticides

By | April 24, 2015

One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.

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Study: Pesticides Harm Bees

By | March 27, 2015

A researcher challenges the UK government’s conclusion that neonicotinoids aren’t that bad for pollinators.

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Along Came a Spider

By | December 1, 2014

Researchers are turning to venom peptides to protect crops from their most devastating pests.

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