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Diseases Plaguing Honeybees Can Spread To Wild Bees

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Two diseases that plague honeybees can spread to wild bumblebees, posing threats to the world's decreasing bee population. Video provided by Newsy


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In the Studio: Prof. Mike Atkinson, Radiobiologist

In the Studio: Prof. Mike Atkinson, Radiobiologist

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 21, 2011) — Prof. Atkinson from the Helmholtz Zentrum in München talks about the safety of nuclear energy and the impact of radiation on the human body.DW-TV: With us today, to tell us more about the situation, is the head of the Institute for Radiobiology at the Helmholtz Zentrum in München, Mike Atkinson. What does this disaster mean long-term for the nuclear industry? Mike Atkinson: It gives us an opportunity to reconsider very carefully our options in nuclear safety, alternative energy sources. Does the radiation from an event of this size as far as safety goes eventually spread all over the world? There is always a possibility that a nuclear reaction can spread radioactivity over large distances. In this particular situation there is less energy in the reactor building so that high level deposition of spread is extremely unlikely." So we’re talking about weather and wind direction I suppose? The wind is a major factor, the wind drives the radioactivity in different directions, depe
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Battle Over Beekeeping in Los Angeles

Battle Over Beekeeping in Los Angeles

AP (Feb. 12, 2014) — The city of Los Angeles is buzzing over a proposal to allow urban beekeeping despite concerns over killer bees. On Wednesday, the City Council will vote on whether to begin the process of granting bees legal status in LA's residential areas. (Feb. 12) Video provided by AP
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The Battle for the Bees: Are Germany's Bees a Dying Breed?

The Battle for the Bees: Are Germany's Bees a Dying Breed?

Deutsche Welle (May 16, 2013) — Bees supply us with honey and pollinate flowers. But more and more of them are dying off. Diseases, mold, and mildew -- but also insecticides -- are being blamed for their demise. Now the politicians want to ban a few pesticides entirely, to the anger of the chemicals industry and some farmers.
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Ontario Suggests Insecticide Is to Blame for the Mass Death of Honeybees Last Year

Ontario Suggests Insecticide Is to Blame for the Mass Death of Honeybees Last Year

CBC (Apr. 30, 2013) — In an effort to reduce health risks to honeybees, Ontario's agriculture ministry is asking grain farmers to take extra care when planting crops this spring.
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