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Chemicals Failing Us in Fight Against Bedbugs

Study shows they have developed 'dramatic' resistance

(Newser) - Here's some bad news for anyone who lives by the credo the only good bedbug is a dead bedbug: The nocturnal bloodsuckers that infest homes, hotel rooms, and even movie theaters are getting harder to kill. In a study in the Journal of Medical Entomology , researchers say that bedbugs... More »

Lowe's to Stop Selling Pesticide That May Harm Bees

Neonicotinoids to be removed from stores by 2019

(Newser) - Lowe's is saying so long to a class of pesticides that may be contributing to our dwindling honeybee population. The home improvement chain said yesterday it will phase out pesticides known as neonicotinoids , or neonics; they'll be completely gone from store shelves and absent from plants the store... More »

Pesticides Put World Food Supply at Risk

Common chemicals as bad as DDT, researchers say

(Newser) - Pesticides aren't just killing off bees , they are threatening to kill a lot of people off as well by putting the world's food security at risk, a new study warns. Researchers say the evidence is now "very clear" that a common class of insecticides called neonicotinoids has... More »

Beekeepers Battle EPA Over Pesticide

Environmentalists want neonicotinoids banned

(Newser) - Beekeepers and environmentalists sued the EPA last week over its approval of some of America's most popular pesticides, the latest salvo in an ongoing battle over products they blame for falling bee populations . NPR took a look this morning at the struggle over neonicotinoids, which show up in a... More »

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