Wildlife refuges in Northwest, Hawaii are 1st in nation to phase out bee-killing pesticide

  • by: JEFF BARNARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 21, 2014 - 9:15 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.

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