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On balance, some neonicotinoid pesticides could benefit bees

November 28, 2019

The story of neonicotinoids is growing more nuanced. Europe has banned outdoor use of three of these insecticides…
Study shows insecticides threaten survival of wild birds

September 20, 2019

The study, published in the journal Science on Sept. 13, is the first experiment to track the effects…
Plant probe could help estimate bee exposure to neonicotinoid insecticides

July 18, 2019

Bee populations are declining, and neonicotinoid pesticides continue to be investigated — and in some cases banned —…
Vitamin B3 derivative cuts risk of new skin cancers

October 22, 2015

A year of treatment with nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, significantly lowered the risk of common, non-melanoma…
Wildflowers on farms — not just crops — can expose bees to neonicotinoids

October 22, 2015

Since bee colonies started declining at alarming rates over the past few decades, some scientists have identified a…
Examining the neonicotinoid threat to honey bees

July 9, 2015

The decline of honey bees has been a major concern globally for the past decade. One of the…
Insecticides Similar to Nicotine Widespread in Midwest U.S.

July 25, 2014

Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a…
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