Beekeepers lost nearly half of their colonies between April 2020 and April 2021

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Ecocide in the Pacific

In late 2020 by David Valentine, a curious professor of the University of  California, Santa Barbara, discovered something like 500,000 barrels of DDT littering the ocean floor: a criminal act of pollution that turned out to be the “most infamous case of environmental destruction off the coast of Lost Angeles.” The dumping started in 1947 and continued until 1982, twelve years after the founding of the EPA in 1970. The dumping of DDT was near the Catalina Island. It could not have taken place without the tacit agreement of California and national governments. More

Source: Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Ecocide in the Pacific – CounterPunch.org

A Just and Talented Government for Our Hazardous Age 

In 1979, I joined the US Environmental Protection Agency where I served as an analyst until 2004. Those twenty-five years gave me a privileged opportunity to observe the workings of the government from within. I applauded EPA for banning DDT in 1972, about two years after President Richard Nixon brought the EPA into being. DDT More

Source: A Just and Talented Government for Our Hazardous Age – CounterPunch.org

US Beekeepers File Suit Against Trump EPA Charging ‘Illegal’ Approval of Insecticide Linked to Mass Die-Off

“Honeybees and other pollinators are dying in droves because of insecticides like sulfoxaflor, yet the Trump administration removes restriction just to please the chemical industry.”

Source: US Beekeepers File Suit Against Trump EPA Charging ‘Illegal’ Approval of Insecticide Linked to Mass Die-Off | Common Dreams News