'Environmentally regressive': UK government approves use of bee-harming pesticide banned in EU

Cecilia Keating
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The UK's pollinator population has been in a state of overall decline since 1987
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The UK's pollinator population has been in a state of overall decline since 1987

Decision to temporarily lift restrictions of neonicotinoid insecticide on sugar beet crops prompts outcry from public and conservation groups

Conservationists have slammed the government's decision late last week to approve the use of a pesticide known to harm bees, predicting the move will destroy wildflowers, pollute rivers, and further debilitate...

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