“Canada’s health regulator is planning to ban a controversial neonicotinoid pesticide, which it says has contaminated waterways and killed important aquatic insects.”
See Health Canada proposes ban on pesticide linked to bee deaths
See also Feds move to ban common neonicotinoid insecticide, say use ‘not sustainable’There is reason to believe banning neonicotinoids in pesticides will help bees survive. Last year I only saw a few bees in my yard despite having thousands of flowers (counting the weeds…). Production of tomatoes did improve a bit but it’s still disappointing. I’m planning to install several nesting blocks for bees to do my part. I rely on bats, birds and beetles to deal with insect pests in my yard. I may use something sticky or netting to protect my hazelnuts when they mature. I may fish in my retirement next year so this may also help the fish in the nearby river who depend in part on insects. It’s all good news.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.