Obama orders review of pesticides' effect on bees

June 20, 2014 8:04 PM

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Obama orders review of pesticides' effect on bees

The White House on Friday ordered environmental regulators to review the effect that pesticides may be having on bees and other pollinators that have suffered significant losses in recent years.

Environmental advocates welcomed the plan but said it did not go far enough, noting that the European Union has already banned three common pesticides, known as neonicotinoids, on the basis that they were making bees sick.

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