Tag: Bees

GQ’s comedy cover; Tourism gets the red light in Amsterdam; Adjust your office chair; It’s a good day for bees;

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More than 4,500 people have been evacuated due to flooding in British Columbia. Canadian Armed Forces personnel have been called in to help.

It’s a good day to be a bee in the European Union: EU court upholds partial pesticide ban to protect bees – Irish Times

Tourism gets the red light in AmsterdamNew Zealand Herald

Bitcoin estimated to use .5% of the world’s electric energy by end of the year – EurekAlert

GQ’s comedy issue cover, featuring Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Sarah Silverman, mocks Vanity Fair’s Photoshop fail – GQ


May 18

1785: Saint John, New Brunswick is incorporated, the first in Canada.

1804: The French Senate proclaims Napoleon Bonaparte as emperor.

1980: The Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state erupts.

Quebec places new restrictions on pesticides to help protect honeybees

It’s not a ban. However, the new restrictions should help the beleaguered pollinators.

CBC News:

Quebec is introducing new restrictions on pesticides considered harmful to honeybees.

Under the changes, farmers will have to get permission from a certified agronomist before using certain pesticides on crops.

The restricted pesticides include three types of neonicotinoides, as well as chlorpyrifos and atrazine, which has been banned in Europe for more than a decade.


Last September, the International Union for Conservation of Nature updated a 2015 report on neonicotinoids, which said a review of more than 1,110 peer-reviewed research studies showed there was no doubt that flying through chemical-laden clouds of dust from neonic-treated farm fields is killing bees.

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