New evidence justifies ban on pesticide that endangers bees
Ever since the global collapse of honeybee colonies began in 2006, environmentalists have speculated that pesticides were to blame. Now there is mounting evidence, and the United States should join with other nations in banning the farm use of chemicals linked to destruction of hives. The decline of honeybees is no ordinary ecological mystery. The bees have an economic value estimated by the federal government at between $15 billion and $20 billion.