EPA Issues Moratorium on Pesticide That May Kill Bees

The EPA has issued a moratorium on the use of a type of pesticide that may be responsible for plummeting bee populations. Recent research has pointed to these pesticides, neoicotinoids, as being harmful to birds, bees, and other animals. While the EPA has previously approved the use of neoicotinoids but the backlash over the damage it has caused the agency to reverse course. On Thursday, the EPA sent letters to people and companies that have applied for outdoor use of the pesticide, saying that new use permits won't be issued.

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