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The Blight of the Honey Bee

science of bee death is significantly more straightforward. There are two primary...culprits: the varroa mite...and pesticides themselves, especially a new class of “sublethal neonicotinoids,” which do not kill pests but turn them into cigarette fiends
New York Magazine
added Jun 21, 2015 17:01
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ARCHIVE: Systemic Spread and Propagation of a Plant-Pathogenic Virus in European Honeybees, Apis mellifera

we showed that a plant-pathogenic RNA virus, tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV), could replicate and produce virions in honeybees, Apis mellifera, resulting in infections that were found throughout the entire body. Additionally, we showed that TRSV-infected i
mBio (American Society for Microbiology)
added Jun 16, 2015 18:32
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ARCHIVE: Latest buzz on bee colony collapse disorder: a virus, NOT a pesticide, is the problem

“It is somewhat ironic that the proposed pathogen in this case comes from tobacco, since the first virus ever isolated and characterized (in the late 1800s) was tobacco mosaic virus—which infects and kills not only tobacco, but other member of its family
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Jun 16, 2015 18:27
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A Warning to Pet Owners Who Use E-Cigarettes

nicotine is a dangerous poison for pets, and e-cigarettes and their associated paraphernalia often contain it in more concentrated levels than in traditional tobacco products. People use e-cigarettes to try to cut back on tobacco, but it is important to
Care2.com
added Jun 16, 2015 16:36
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[New York] 2 dogs dead in Chester animal hospital fire

Fire officials say the owner of the All Pets Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Mark Lane, was inside when the fire started... Dr. Lane told police and fire officials on the scene that he fell asleep while smoking.
News 12 Westchester (Yonkers, NY)
added May 22, 2015 18:12
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Cigarette company ignores 200K people asking them to stop testing on animals

Philip Morris recently came under fire after it was revealed that the company stuffed thousands of rats into tiny canisters and pumped tobacco smoke directly into their noses... According to a Change.org petition with nearly 200,000 signatures, "manufactu
Examiner.com (National)
added May 19, 2015 08:45
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[Ohio] Fire fueled by cigarette butts burns goose protecting eggs

A mother goose is recovering from serious burns after cigarette butts started a fire last week in her nest, but the eggs that she desperately tried to save will not hatch. ... Police are searching for whoever left the cigarettes. Canada geese are protecte
AP - Associated Press
added May 16, 2015 10:01
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[UK] Clampdown on illegal tobacco as sniffer dog finds off licence stash

OFFICIALS have promised to come down hard on illegal tobacco traders after a sniffer dog found contraband in a hidden compartment in an off-licence. Judith Hedgley, Middlesbrough Council’s environmental health and Trading Standards manager and Edward Ku
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added May 15, 2015 09:35
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[UK] NHS Fife joins local vets to highlight danger of passive smoking on animals

Albavet, which has surgeries in Kirkcaldy, Burntisland, Dalgety Bay and Dunfermline, is encouraging customers and visitors to sign up to the smoke-free homes pledge. By signing the pledge, participants commit themselves to keeping their homes completely
Fife Today (uk)
added May 13, 2015 11:45
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[Ohio] Cigarettes spark fire in goose's nest

A mother goose is recovering from serious burns after cigarette butts started a fire in her nest. Wildlife specialist Tim White told the Sandusky Register he and his daughter saw the fire smoldering Sunday outside his office building in Sandusky.
AP - Associated Press
added May 10, 2015 16:01
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