A third of Britain's honeybee colonies perished in the winter following the wettest summer in 100 years last year, according to a new survey.
Leading UK scientists accused the Government of abusing science today after the EU strongly criticised the research it used to justify its position on the nerve agent pesticides widely linked to declining bee populations.
German cockroaches evolved to avoid glucose-based baits in household bug killers
EU action on bees comes on top of huge losses and the coldest March for 50 years
“Nerve agent” pesticides should be banned until science has established whether they are to blame for the rate at which bumblebees and other insects are vanishing from the countryside, a committee of MPs has urged.
Call the nit nurse! A miserable summer followed by a long winter have created an explosion of head lice infestations across Britain – and the country's nits are more resilient than ever to treatment.
Extraordinary steps were taken by the British Government last night to head off a proposed EU ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been widely blamed for bee deaths around the world.
Failed vote means substances can continue to be used despite campaigners’ concerns
European Food Safety Authority states that neonicotinoid use acceptable 'only…on crops not attractive to honey bees'
Eighteen people were being treated in hospital last night after toxic gas used to kill rodents escaped from a ship docked at a harbour in Northern Ireland.
US study says nerve agent causes Colony Collapse Disorder
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.
Two studies confirm dangers of 'nerve agents' used on one-third of all British cropland
Campaigners call for review of herbicide use in Europe following landmark ruling