UC San Diego Finds Common Pesticide Damages Honey Bees’ Ability to Fly --
"Biologists at UC San Diego have demonstrated for the first time that a widely used pesticide can significantly impair the ability of honey bees to fly.
The finding raises concerns about how pesticides affect their capacity to pollinate and the long-term effects on the health of honey bee colonies.
Previous research has shown that foraging honey bees that ingested neonicotinoid pesticides, crop insecticides that are commonly used in agriculture, were less likely to return to their home nest, leading to a decrease in foragers."
CURE Friends -- if you are in the cities this weekend, you may be interested in this event:
"Soft Launch of Pacific Island Sailing Outrigger Canoe from Micronesia at Lake Snelling, Fort Snelling Park, Sunday, April 30, 2017" (details below)
A 20 ft. outrigger sailing canoe from the island region of Micronesia in the Pacific Islands will be ceremonially launched this SUNDAY, APRIL 30, at Lake Snelling, Fort Snelling Park.
The short ceremony will begin at NOON, barring inclement weather.
Leaders and community members from the Micronesian community of Milan, MN and throughout the state, will bring the canoe, which will be welcomed and blessed by Çantemaza Neil McKay, Dakota Language and Culture Instructor in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
The canoe originated in a partnership between TASI and the University of Guam’s Department of Marine Biology with funds from the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) to foster sustainable fishing with a mix of modern materials and traditional Micronesian outrigger sailing technology and culture. In Minnesota, the canoe will be part of an Indigenous Canoe program at the University of Minnesota’s Department of American Indian Studies along with indigenous Dakota and Ojibwe canoe and water traditions for teaching, research and community engagement purposes.
For more information, contact Dr. Vicente M. Diaz, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 834-7595 and Mr. Bob Ryan, Community Organizer and Planner, at email@example.com or (612) 708-0361 ... See MoreSee Less