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Stopping Bee-pocalypse

Milkweed blooming in my garden

Milkweed blooming in my garden

An Eden Prairie Boy Scout’s bee houses, pollinator gardens across the Twin Cities, and a bee highway in Norway highlight the urgency of preserving endangered native bees. Recent studies show that climate change, as well as pesticides and habitat loss, threatens native bees. This ongoing bee-pocalypse goes far beyond the colony collapse disorder of commercial honeybee hives that first hit the news a couple of years ago. Wild bees, hundreds of native species from big, furry bumblebees to solitary, ground-nesting andrenid bees, pollinate most of our plants, including food crops. Continue reading

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NEWS DAY | Murder in Minneapolis / What would Emmer cut? / Bring on the drones / more

With three murders in the last week pushing the year’s toll to 24, Minneapolis crime is in the news. The latest three: a shooting on the Northside on Thursday, and two shootings in south Minneapolis on Saturday and Sunday. The Daily Planet explains how to find the statistics, and has a chart of the past ten years. Continue reading

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