Murder Hornets Make Their U.S. Debut

Murder Hornets Make Their U.S. Debut

If 2020 couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start, now 5 months in we have to worry about giant hornets with a venomous sting (known as “murder hornets”) invading North America. As WGN9 reported, “for the first time, Asian giant hornets have been spotted in the United States, specifically in Washington state, scientists say. […]

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One Bee Thing: Prints Pollinators Are Loving This Fall

One Bee Thing: Prints Pollinators Are Loving This Fall

We here at ODP would like to consider ourselves friends of pollinators and we encourage treating them with kindness (as Mayor Pete recently did). This past week at New York Climate Week, I (Miro) had two honeybees land on me in one day without thinking much of it. Then yesterday I had a third honeybee […]

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Lawsuits Mount Against Trump Administration

Lawsuits Mount Against Trump Administration

Last Friday the state of California (along with 22 other states and the District of Columbia) filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its attempt to revoke the state’s waiver to set more stringent car emissions standards than that of the federal government (an authority granted to the state through the Clean Air Act […]

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Citizen Scientists Work to Protect Georgia’s Pollinators

Citizen Scientists Work to Protect Georgia’s Pollinators

Pollinators are facing stresses all over the world such as habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation. In the state of Georgia specifically, where experts determined that the annual value of pollination is over $360 million, Butterflies of the Atlantic Flyway Alliance (BAFA) was formed to bring together conservation land managers and citizen scientists throughout the state to […]

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One Buzzy Thing: Detroit’s Urban Bees

One Buzzy Thing: Detroit’s Urban Bees

Yesterday was the final day of the Sustainable Brands conference and I (Miro) got to spend my morning on the rooftop of the GM headquarters in Detroit checking out the hives of honeybees that call it home. Detroit nonprofit, Bees in the D partners with residents, schools, and businesses to contribute to the health of […]

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MN to Pay Homeowners to Transform Lawns into Bumblebee Gardens

MN to Pay Homeowners to Transform Lawns into Bumblebee Gardens

Minnesota lawmakers will allow a new statewide program to go forward which will pay homeowners to transform their lawns into bee gardens to help pollinators struggling to survive habitat loss. As the Star Tribune reported, “the state will set aside $900,000 over one year to assist homeowners by covering much of the cost of converting […]

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