This is a transcript from a short speach given on November, 22, 2005 by Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) about the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign and how they have just signed an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agreement could lead to much greater protection of pollinators on the 100 million acres of habitat under the service's jurisdiction.
S.F. Beekeepers Reap a Sweet Reward
This is a great article on the growing number of San Francisco urban beekeepers
Monday, October 8, 2007
"You wouldn't know that there are so many hives in the city, because beekeepers like to stay under the radar," said Bryon Waibel, as he maneuvered a wagon of hives around a cluster of homeless men sleeping on a South of Market sidewalk one recent morning.
Biologist Edward O. Wilson Warns of a Bleak World Without Bugs
By Adrian Higgins
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, June 30, 2007; Page C01
"It's a bad thing when any species is at risk," Wilson said of [colony collapse disorder]. "But in a sense it's the Katrina of entomology." It has brought a public awareness to the plight of pollinators, which Wilson calls "the heart of the biosphere."