pesticides

Food in garbage can. (Photo: USDA via Flickr)

Our country has a food waste problem. We throw away a lot of food — and energy and water — on food we don’t eat. Urge Kroeger’s, one of the nation’s largest grocery store chains, to help lead the way to a less wasteful future.   America’s Food Waste We’re throwing away 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S., and about […]
bee on a white flower (photo: Pixabay user leswhalley, No rights reserved)

Bee-killing pesticides shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near our wildlife refuges — especially those our wild bees need to survive. But on August 2, 2018, the Trump administration decided otherwise.     The Threat to Bees National wildlife refuges should be safe havens for wildlife — including wild bees. Yet on August 2, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted an Obama-era ban on bee-killing […]

Rusty patched bumble bees are endangered One year ago, the rusty patched bumble bee was listed as endangered — the first bumble bee to be listed in the Continental United States under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).These bees have lost 87 percent of their population over the last 20 years.1 Among the causes? The widespread use of bee-killing pesticides.Rusty patched bumble bees are […]
Monarch butterflies have declined by 90 percent since the 1990s. Photo: USFWS

The monarch butterfly is an iconic species that migrates through the heart of the United States each year. Unfortunately, the number of monarchs has decreased by 90 percent since their peak in the mid-90s.1 Monarch Butterflies at Risk The monarch butterfly’s decline in America isn’t a natural phenomenon. In fact, The Washington Post called it “nothing short of a massacre.”2Pollution-driven climate […]