The EPA May Extend the Use of Pesticides that Paralyze Bees

This story originally appeared on The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

The US Environmental Protection Agency is poised to allow the use of four of the most devastating chemicals to bees, butterflies, and other insects to continue in America for the next 15 years, despite moves by the European Union to ban the use of toxins that have been blamed for widespread insect declines.

The EPA is widely expected to confirm a proposed plan outlined last year that will extend the use of imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, clothianidin, and dinotefuran on US farmland

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