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by Valeria Paredes, food and agriculture fellow

Every year, 80 million pounds of pesticides are used on U.S. lawns to maintain attractive, lush greenery. In many cities across the country, Latinx immigrant workers are the primary labor force responsible for lawn care. These maintenance and landscape workers, or jardineros, bear the brunt of residential pesticide use. The…

Bees are dying. Year after year we continue to see further decline of our vital pollinators. But why are bees dying out? And what can we do to stop it? Scientists have linked bee population decline to a variety of factors. Many of these are interconnected. Year after year, a…

The sad fact is that many pollinators are disappearing before our eyes — especially honeybees and bumble bees. Why are bees dying? Unfortunately, pollinator health points to a few factors including one major one we cannot ignore — pesticides. These toxic chemicals are killing bees outright, weakening bees’ immune systems…

Save the bees is a common plea — not just from Friends of the Earth. You’ve likely seen it plastered on t-shirts, on mugs, and on images online. But why are bees so important?

The simplest answer is that bees pollinate food crops. Pollination occurs when insects — like bees…

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by Sarah Lutz, climate campaigner

Nine conservative Democrats have issued an ultimatum to Speaker Nancy Pelosi: pass the Senate’s anemic bipartisan infrastructure bill before proceeding to the truly ambitious $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.

This is certainly a lot of legislative jargon, and in recent weeks the back-and-forth on infrastructure has become dizzyingly complex. So to…

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