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    What’s the EPA Doing to Save the Bees?

    Jim Doan is a beekeeper on the run. He’s stashing his hives in Amish country, where nicotine-related pesticides called neonics aren’t being used, and he’s nursed his colonies back from near-extinction. But bees around the world are becoming confused, getting lost and dying, prompting the EU and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ban globally popular neonics. But the EPA — using industry-financed research — has done little to stem beekeepers’ $2 billion in losses, so Doan’ s hoping a federal lawsuit will sting the agency into action.

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