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[Africa, South Africa] Is this giraffe puffing on a cigarette or it all just smoke and mirrors?

The giraffe, snapped in the Mkhuze Game Reserve, South Africa, was in fact chewing an animal bone to extract minerals - but ended up looking like it'd gone for a puff. And thanks to rolling it around in its rubbery lips, the animal ended up pulling some
Irish Daily Mirror (ie)
added Feb 7, 2016 21:41
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[Ireland] Smoking Big Cigars looks poised to stub out rivals

Smoking Big Cigars earns the nap selection to land the Meath Handicap Hurdle on this afternoon’s card at Navan. The Sandra Hughes-trained gelding made his seasonal debut at Fairyhouse in November, and was sent off favourite to land a competitive handicap
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Jan 23, 2016 16:05
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[Ohio] LETTER: Columbus Zoo should bar all smoking

During a recent trip to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, I noticed a young child with asthma eagerly awaiting the carousel ride. With the evening’s gentle breeze, a large cloud of cigarette smoke from a nearby “designated smoking area”
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Jan 20, 2016 15:00
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[UK] This magpie smoking a cigarette has become something of a hero in Manchester

The bird was captured having a smoke in Manchester by 'WillMcHoebag,' who tweeted it on Wednesday with the caption: "Meanwhile in Manchester". Given the incredible nature of the image, the snap soon went viral. People had lots of banter to share.
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 15, 2016 13:21
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[Minnesota] MN beekeeper: Feds must tighten rules on insecticide-coated seeds

A new federal lawsuit led by a Minnesota beekeeper seeks to force the Environmental Protection Agency to label insecticide-coated seeds as a pesticide. The change would curb use of neonicotinoid pesticides that beekeepers say are inadvertently killing t
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Jan 7, 2016 02:06
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Beekeeper, Farmers, and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA over Failed Oversight of Neonicotinoid-coated Seeds

filed a lawsuit today challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inadequate regulation of the neonicotinoid insecticide seed coatings used on dozens of crops. EPA has allowed millions of pounds of coated seeds to be planted annually on more t
Center for Food Safety
added Jan 7, 2016 02:04
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EPA Confirms Activists' Longtime Claims: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

The EPA's preliminary risk assessment of imidacloprid found that the pesticide "potentially poses risk to hives when the pesticide comes in contact with certain crops that attract pollinators," according to a press statement. The agency found that residu
Truthout
added Jan 7, 2016 01:59
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EPA Concludes Neonicotinoids Pose Risk to Bees, Fails to Analyze Other Pollinators

Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides known to have both acute and chronic effects on honeybees, birds, butterflies and other pollinator species, and they are a major factor in overall pollinator declines. These systemic insecticides cause entire plan
Common Dreams
added Jan 7, 2016 01:58
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EPA Says Insecticide May Pose Risk to Bees

its first assessment of the effect on bee colonies from use of neonicotinoids, which disrupt insects’ nervous systems and are widely used in the U.S. to kill pests like aphids and whiteflies on a range of crops. The review found that one variety of the ch
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 7, 2016 01:56
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This Controversial Pesticide Is Harming Honeybees

The risk assessment comes as honeybee colonies continue to experience large declines. A survey of 6,100 beekeepers published last May found that 42.1 percent of U.S. managed honeybees were lost between April 2014 and April 2015. Beekeepers in some states
Think Progress (blog)
added Jan 7, 2016 01:55
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