|Honey bees rapidly evolve to overcome new disease|
Science Daily - 8/19/2015. Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology - An international research team has some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops and other plants. These valuable pollinators have faced widespread colony losses over the past decade, largely due to the spread of a predatory mite called Varroa destructor. But the bees might not be in as dire a state as it seems, according to research.
Harpers - 8/19/2015. By Andrew Cockburn - Monsanto, glyphosate, and the war on invasive species
|Notorious Insecticides Found in Half of Sampled Streams in US|
Common Dreams - 8/19/2015. By Andrea Germanos - A class of insecticides linked to the decline of bees has more found in more than half of the streams in the United States where samples were taken, new research has found. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) say it is the first national-scale study of the presence of neonicotinoids, or "neonics," in urban and agricultural land use settings across the nation.
|Meet the Nation's First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals|
Common Dreams - 8/19/2015. By Nadia Prupis - When schools in California's Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). More than 500 students at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City and Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito will eat fresh, local food year-round, thanks to a partnership with the Conscious Kitchen, a project of the environmental education nonprofit Turning Green.