GOOD NEWS • Environment California: Neonics Pesticide Use Curtailed

California is the 10th state to ban some of the worst uses of bee-killing pesticides! (This) will help protect bees and other critical pollinators from neonicotinoids — or neonics for short. California’s new law limits some of the worst uses of bee-killing neonics. Specifically, it will ban the consumer use of neonics on lawns, gardens and golf courses. Neonics are a class of pesticides that attack bees’ brains, paralyzing and then killing them. Eliminating these needless or easily replaceable uses will make a big difference for bees in peril across the the world’s fifth largest economy, California’s action will set a strong example for the rest of the country that we don’t need to use bee-killing pesticides.