A new study suggests that conversion of grassland and pasture to row crops is the driving force behind the disappearance of bees, but the decline of wild bees is not irreversible.
Groups like New Hampshire Rebellion and Iowa Pays the Price have seized the moment by successfully using grassroots mobilization to push candidates to address money in politics.
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Jon Letman is a freelance journalist on Kauai. He writes about politics, people and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Follow him on Twitter @jonletman.