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The bees need our help. Watersmart is investigating with other interested Vashonites the issue of Neonicotinoids and their impact on bees. Pesticides and the impact on water are of course deeply connected (and we want to help out the bees!)  We are connecting with Vashon community groups who have direct interest in bees and pesticides (everyone!) . We are posting links to articles on the topic on the Watersmart website. We wish to promote a community discussion and then see if we can come together as an island on this topic


List of pesticides containing Neonicotinoids..
Want to know which products contain Neonicotinoids? Here's a handy list produced by the "Center for Food Safety" (www.centerforfoodsafety.org) ..

https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=65078baa0f&view=att&th=13e3a7a78e6d2a56&attid=0.1&disp=inline&realattid=f_hfw1c9g40&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P_mlnkXOcikdg8bw8G1A5ut&sadet=1367955384322&sads=3A8NR_OE3pcOylUuwYs2E3aFkho

Mother Earth US article
http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/neonicotinoid-pesticides-zmgz12aszphe.aspx#axzz2Sdk3EAR3

Research from Harvard University

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012Sci...336..351W

Great local website for information:

www,watoxics.org

In Europe:

EU bans pesticides over bee fears (Reuters)

http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/04/29/eu-bans-pesticides-over-bee-fears?videoId=242537247&videoChannel=5

Bee-harming pesticides escape proposed European ban (The Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/15/bee-harming-pesticides-escape-european-ban

EU says it will push through better bee protections after members disagree over pesticides (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/eu-says-it-will-push-through-better-bee-protections-after-members-disagree-over-pesticides/2013/04/29/eea31ecc-b0d4-11e2-9fb1-62de9581c946_story.html

Save the bees: Protesters swarm around Parliament in support of pesticides ban (Mirror)
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/save-bees-protesters-swarm-around-1855996

Historic vote to ban neonicotinoid pesticides blamed for huge decline in bees (The Independent)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/historic-vote-to-ban-neonicotinoid-pesticides-blamed-for-huge-decline-in-bees-8591807.html

EU to ban pesticides linked to bee decline (Al Jazeera)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/04/2013429133837540126.html

European Union imposes ban on pesticides linked to bee deaths (RFI)
http://www.english.rfi.fr/environment/20130429-european-union-imposes-ban-pesticides-linked-bee-deaths

EU to ban bee-killing pesticides (EU Observer)
http://euobserver.com/environment/119979

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