News Release | Environment California

Statement: Assembly passes legislation to limit bee-killing neonics pesticide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Assembly passed legislation (AB 2146) by a 45:14 vote this afternoon to ban most non-agricultural uses of the neonicotinoid, commonly known as neonics, class of pesticides.

Update: SF bay area campaign office launches effort to save bees in Albany, California

By | Laura Deehan
State Director, Environment California

Our bay area campaign staff launch an effort in Albany, California to save the bees!

News Release | Environment California

Statement: Assembly Environment Committee Passes Legislation To Limit Bee-Killing Neonics Pesticide

The California Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee passed legislation (AB 2146) by a 6:2 vote this afternoon to ban most non-agricultural uses of the neonicotinoid class of pesticides, commonly known as neonics.

News Release | Environment California

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan introduces bill to ban pesticides and protect pollinators

Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan introduced AB 2146 Tuesday to protect bees and other pollinators from five key neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides.

California beekeepers lost 41.9% of their colonies last year, one of the worst years on record. These pollinators are critical to many of California’s leading crops, worth $50 billion annually. A huge body of research links adverse health impacts and the decline in pollinator populations to the use of pesticides, particularly neonicotinoids.

Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

How bees make the holidays better

As family and friends gather this holiday season, it’s important to reflect on the many contributions bees make to hearty end-of-year feasts and thriving ecosystems. Bees face a number of challenges and many bee species are in decline, despite their important role in nature. In this fact sheet, we review not only the many dishes that rely on bees, but also ways you can help save these vital pollinators.

News Release | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Environment California highlights why we should celebrate bees this holiday season

 With the holiday season upon us, Environment California outlined the many contributions that bees make toward the traditional holiday meal. The advocates are also raising awareness of the decline in these essential pollinators across the country. 

Report | Environment California

Environment California Legislative Agenda for 2021

Here is Environment California's Legislative Agenda for the 2021 session. 

This is part two of a series where I am working with my grandpa to revitalize our garden by planting native and pollinator-friendly plants.

Over the next several weeks, I will be exploring a variety of topics related to small-scale gardening.