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The man's family had started making funeral arrangements when he awoke

More than 30 studies in three years show adverse effects of neonicotinoid pesticides

More than thirty separate scientific studies in the last three years have shown adverse effects on insects such as bees from neonicotinoids, the controversial nerve-agent pesticides, MPs have been told.

The Sketch: Not everything is black and white in the battle of the badgers

There was a plea for 'team cattle' and 'team badger' to unite in their love of countryside

Two pesticides 'causing decline of bumblebees'

The combination of two pesticides commonly used on UK fields can have damaging effects on the behaviour of bumblebees and cause their colonies to collapse, new research by British scientists has found.

Double dose of pesticide poses new danger for bumblebees

Government study suggests long-term exposure to chemicals can destroy colonies

Man dies after taking diet-aid drug

A man has died after taking a performance-enhancing drug used by bodybuilders to help burn off fat, according to police.

Pesticides and bee health

Your article Pesticide that kills bees ‘must be banned ’ is in serious danger of misrepresenting the causes of recent declines in bee health.

64 per cent of people agreed that the Government should encourage GM crop experiments so farmers can reduce the amount of pesticides they use

Dramatic change as two-thirds now support GM crop testing

Public opinion appears to be shifting in favour of the development of genetically-modified crops, according to a ComRes survey for The Independent.

Leading article: In praise of the green movement

Fifty years ago today, on 16 June 1962, The New Yorker magazine began a serialisation of Silent Spring, and the modern environmental movement began.

Bee populations have declined dramatically in recent decades

Pesticide that kills bees ‘must be banned’

The Government has been accused of failing to act on increasing evidence of the environmental damage done by "nerve-agent" pesticides, after France banned a pesticide product still widely in use by British farmers on their crops.

Activists claim the GM wheat at Rothamsted uses dangerous technology

Scientists plead with anti-GM protesters not to destroy crop

Three senior scientists made impassioned appeals yesterday to anti-GM campaigners not to destroy a field trial of GM wheat that is the culmination of several years' work.

Man faces GM wheat break-in charges

A 50-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage after an incident at a research centre where a trial of GM wheat is taking place.

Study gives new hope for native black honeybee

Native black honeybees are doing better across the UK than previously thought, according to a study which raises hopes they could help boost the insect's fortunes.

Bee populations have suffered a sharp decline in the past five years

New pesticide link to sudden decline in bee population

US study says nerve agent causes Colony Collapse Disorder

Letters: Bees and pesticides

End the denial over bee poisoning

The decline of the honey bee threatens farming because it pollinates crops

Insecticides blamed for bee decline

Worldwide declines in bee colonies, threatening much of global agriculture, may be caused by a new generation of nerve-agent pesticides, two new studies strongly suggest.

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