EarthJustice.org claims victory in gaining EPA coal ash regulations


EarthJustice.org, one of the nation’s largest environmental protection law firms, is claiming victory in its fight to regulate coal ash dumping. Here’s part of a recent announcement: For nearly 6 years, we have pressured the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the White House and our elected officials to protect thousands of communities and millions of AmericansContinue reading “EarthJustice.org claims victory in gaining EPA coal ash regulations”

Stop squashing bugs. And stop calling them pests.


Those of us who are beekeepers rightly love our bugs. Chances are, we don’t spend too much time thinking about other bugs. Scott R. Shaw does. He’s a professor and curator of the Insect Museum at the University of Wyoming. He’s also author of Planet of the Bugs: Evolution and the Rise of Insects. He’sContinue reading “Stop squashing bugs. And stop calling them pests.”

New York Times op-ed article issue call for diversity to help the bees


When a majordomo in the mass media pays some attention to bees, we try to take note. This week it was the New York Times, which has been paying quite a bit of attention to the plight of honeybees in our current difficult environment. The author is Mark Winston, a biologist and the director of theContinue reading “New York Times op-ed article issue call for diversity to help the bees”