PLANET IN PERIL (PinP) "Where science gets respect."
Contaminants which run off from farms and cities, produce dead-zones downstream, where few things can live. It's feared this year's dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico will be the biggest yet. Image by NOAA.
Beekeepers have warned us for years about entire bee colonies dying off and disappearing.
Now researchers are telling us more than 700 wild bee species in North America are headed toward extinction -- that's more than half of the bee species tested.
Canada has announced plans to ban imidacloprid, one of the most widely used bee-killing pesticides in the world, but the pesticide industry is lobbying hard to stop the ban being introduced.
With so many bee species headed to extinction we’re redoubling our efforts to convince Canada to ban this bee-killer without delay.
If we raise enough money we’ll buy full page “Save the Bees” ads in the Ottawa Hill Times -- the paper that politicians read -- to make sure they know why banning bee-killing pesticide is essential. Will you chip in CA$1 today?