Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers

National Public Radio: A class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, which are used on a lot of big corn and soybean fields, has been getting a pretty bad rap lately. Researchers have implicated these chemicals, which are similar to nicotine, as a contributor to the alarming decline of bee colonies. That led the European Union to place a moratorium on their use, and environmentalists want the U.S. to do the same. In a study published July 24, researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey found that these chemicals are......

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