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Make Your Garden Bee-Safe
Honey bees are disappearing across the country, putting $15 billion worth of fruits, nuts and vegetables at risk

Guide
Bees across the country are disappearing from a mysterious condition know as Colony Collapse Disorder, but you can help keep these important pollinators healthy by attracting them to your garden with these helpful tips.
Vanishing Bees
Honey bees are disappearing across the country, putting $15 billion worth of fruits, nuts and vegetables at risk

News
Without bees to pollinate many of our favorite fruits and vegetables, the United States could lose $15 billion worth of crops -- not to mention what it would do to your diet. Colony collapse disorder is decimating honey bee colonies across the nation, yet the U.S. Department of Agriculture has failed to aggressively address the problem.

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Superficial Safeguards: Most Pesticides Are Approved by Flawed EPA Process
Issue Brief
The public may think pesticides are only allowed onto store shelves and for use in agriculture and into consumer products if they have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a transparent and scientifically rigorous process. Recent investigations by NRDC, however, reveal a deeply flawed system, indicating that the public's trust is misplaced.
The 5 Stupidest Chemicals That Shouldn’t be in Your House
Fact Sheet
As you begin the annual spring cleaning purge, make sure that you aren't leaving behind a house filled with toxic chemicals that can harm you, your family, and your pets.
What You Should Know About 2,4-D
Widely Used Lawn Pesticide Contaminates Air and Water

Overview
Despite dozens of scientific studies that link the toxic pesticide 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid) to cancer and other health risks such as cell damage, hormonal interference, and reproductive problems, 46 million pounds of 2,4-D are applied to U.S. lawns, playgrounds, golf courses, and millions of acres of agricultural land every year.
Pesticides: What You Need to Know
Pesticides are designed to kill pests, but they don't stop there.

Overview
Pesticides are designed to kill pests, but they don't stop there. People, pets, farmers, agriculture workers, and wildlife are all harmed by overuse, misuse, and even lawful use of these toxic chemicals.

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Switchboard Blogs

Montana Rejects Wolf Stamp
posted by Zack Strong, 10/17/14
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