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Public Radio International - Illinois Public Media News - March 29, 2013

Bee Populations in Decline, Debate Swarms Around Pesticides

By Gerry Hadden, The World


(Duration: 4:52)

A Honey Bee collecting pollen.

As the spring pollination season approaches in Europe, there’s growing concern about the impact of a widely-used group of pesticides on bees–pesticides which are also used in the US.

Categories: Animals, Environment

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 06, 2013

Elephant Poaching Pushes Species To Brink Of Extinction

By Christopher Joyce


(Duration: 4:00)


A new study of Central African forest elephants has found their numbers down by 62 percent between 2002 and 2011. The study comes as governments and conservationists meet in Thailand to amend the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

Categories: Animals, Environment

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