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

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

New pesticides linked to bee population collapse

Two studies confirm dangers of 'nerve agents' used on one-third of all British cropland

Leading article: Crisis in the bee population is too serious to ignore

Twice in the past three years, the Government has been asked, on the basis of compelling evidence, to suspend the use of the new generation of neonicotinoid pesticides, until the increasingly worrying evidence that they are extremely harmful to bees and other pollinating insects has been shown to be unfounded.

Paul François claims that inhaling fumes from a Lasso sprayer left him with neurological problems.

US biotech giant guilty of poisoning French farmer

Campaigners call for review of herbicide use in Europe following landmark ruling

Bhopal survivors burn Olympics effigy

Hundreds of survivors of the Bhopal industrial disaster in India have burned effigies of a London Olympics official and an Indian official to protest against Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the 2012 Games.

David Schellenberg: Scientists must furtherscrutinise these findings

Malaria is notoriously unpredictable. The increased number of cases in the Senegal study was observed over a single season (three to four months). I'm a little surprised they are being reported at this stage.

Otters return to every county in England

Once the rivers were cleaned up, fish returned to once-polluted waters and otters began to spread back eastwards from their strongholds in Devon and Wales

Mystery remains after pesticides blamed for Thailand tourist deaths

The father of one of the tourists has called for a fresh investigation into her death after Thai authorities said she had probably died after eating 'toxic seaweed'

The curse of the moth

They're back – and this time we haven't got the balls to stop them. Francesca Infante reports

Latin American banana labourers file pesticide exposure claims

A 25-year battle by Latin American banana labourers to win compensation from companies including British-Dutch oil giant Shell for exposure to a pesticide which they claim left them sterile and crippled by ill health is set to finally come to a close after dozens of workers filed damages claims.

India's top court orders ban on pesticide

India's Supreme Court has ordered a two-month ban on the production and sale of a widely used pesticide that can cause nerve damage to humans and wildlife.

Study reveals how bees reject 'toxic' pesticides

Bees can detect pesticide residues in the pollen they bring back to the hive and try to isolate it from the rest of the colony, the American government's leading bee scientist revealed in London yesterday.

Government asked to investigate new pesticide link to bee decline

The Government is being asked to investigate a possible link between a new generation of pesticides and the decline of honey bees. It is suspected that the chemicals may be impairing the insects' ability to defend themselves against harmful parasites through grooming.

Coalition adviser orders review of 'safe' pesticides

Growing concern about the new generation of pesticides used on 2.5 million acres of UK farmland has led one of the Government’s most senior scientific advisers to order a review of the evidence used to justify their safety.

Decline of honey bees now a global phenomenon, says United Nations

The mysterious collapse of honey-bee colonies is becoming a global phenomenon, scientists working for the United Nations have revealed.

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