“Research shows current regulation is woefully inadequate in protecting the creatures that pollinate much of our food,” according to the Guardian. Excerpt below. Many of the comments are good too.
The new paper, published in Nature, shows that bumblebees foraging naturally and exposed to realistic doses of pesticides suffer in two key ways. First they are about twice as likely to die: two-thirds of the bees are lost when exposed to two pesticides compared to only a third when not exposed. Second, the exposed bees are half as successful in gathering food.