Concerns Rise Over Pesticide Use, Birds, and Bees

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Research published this week in the journal Nature links the use of neonicotinoid pesticides to declining populations of some insect-eating birds. The same pesticides, which have been banned in the European Union, have come under fire for possible connections to struggling bee colonies. Cynthia Palmer of the American Bird Conservancy and bee expert Dennis vanEngelsdorp talk about the birds, bees, and environmental protection.

GUESTS

Cynthia Palmer
Director, Pesticides Science and Regulation
American Bird Conservancy
Washington, DC

Dennis vanEngelsdorp
Project Director, BeeInformed
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
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