Obama just unveiled a big new plan to save the honeybees

EarthzineBiodiversity, Politics

A decade ago, beekeepers in the United States started noticing that their honeybees were dying at unusually high rates each winter. It was a disturbing trend, given that these bees are so crucial for pollinating many of our favorite fruits and vegetables.
In the years since, honeybees have kept dying at alarming rates, and experts have realized we’ve got a potential crisis on our hands. It’s reached the point that President Obama has now taken a personal interest in the matter.