Oregon bans insecticide after bee deaths

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Oregon has temporarily banned the pesticide responsible for the recent high-profile bee die-off in a Wilsonville parking lot.

For the next six months, it will be illegal to spray Safari or other pesticides containing dinotefuran neonicotinoids in the state.

Somewhat confusingly, retailers will still be allowed to sell the products. It will just be illegal for landscapers and gardeners to actually use them.

Read more at Grist.

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