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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Rob Larson is professor of economics at Tacoma Community College in Washington State, and author of Bleakonomics from Pluto Press. Follow him on Twitter @IronicProfessor.