Saturday, January 12, 2013

Killer in a Bottle???

What are neonicotinoids? How are honey bees and neonicotinoids related?

UPDATE: The European Union is considering banning these chemicals. Manufacturers of neonicotinoids, Syngenta AG and Bayer AG are protesting and hoping to block this upcoming decision. In the U.S., the EPA has refused requests to ban the chemicals. Stay tuned.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Sting!

You may have heard of the Emerald Ash Borer. An insect in several states in the northern and eastern parts of the country that has destroyed thousands of trees. It is a creeping crisis for our urban forests. Thank goodness for research, which may be of assistance in this fight to save our valuable ash trees across the U.S.