Tagged rusty-patched bumblebee


— a crucial pollinator of crops such as cherries and plums, the rusty patched bumble bee has vanished from 90% of its historic range due to use of pesticides and habitat loss. the trump administration put on hold a plan to protect the bee before finally relenting following a legal fight read : five species under threat in the age of trump


— it is the latest in a flurry of last-minute efforts to protect the environment and preserve president obama’s legacy on climate change. in the last month, he has issued a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling in large areas of the arctic and much of the eastern seaboard; announced two new national monuments in utah and nevada, protecting 1.65 million acres of federal land; and denied six permits for oil exploration in the atlantic, partly because the seismic testing harms marine animals. read article : a bumblebee gets new protection on obama’s way out