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Saving the small things that manage our water

Buglife's freshwater strategy

Today on World River’s Day, Buglife are launching a strategy for freshwater invertebrates. The charity has long championed the small things that run the planet but are now turning the focus on the often forgotten invertebrates that live in our freshwaters.


Putting nature at the heart of plans for farming and for water

Environment sector sets out visions for farming and for water in two influential publications


US Court rules out new neonicotinoid

Judges in the U.S. yesterday ruled that the pesticide regulator Environmental Protection Agency had erred in allowing the use of sulfoxaflor a new type of neonicotinoid, insecticides that have been contributing to the decline of bees and other pollinators.  The court highlighted that the EPA had used "flawed and limited data" to justify its approval and concluded "Given the precariousness of bee populations, leaving the EPA's registration of sulfoxaflor in place risked more potential environmental harm".


Flying Start for Fife’s Buzzing Project

Common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum) © Suzanne Bairner

One year into this exciting wildflower meadow project, the Fife’s Buzzing project has already created more than 3 hectares of native flower-rich grassland.


We don’t like crickets – we love them!

One of Britain’s most endangered insects is set to have a new home in Sussex thanks to work by South East Water and environment organisations Natural England and Buglife. The Wart-biter cricket – which gets its name from the ancient Swedish medical practice of using them to eat skin warts – was once found across southern England. But their numbers have declined so dramatically, they are now found only in five locations, three in Sussex.


Government authorised neonicotinoid pesticide use despite knowing they damage honeybee colonies

A Government study by their agency Fera has been published today.  The study contains three key results, it shows:-


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