This could be the United States' first endangered bee species
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These are rough times for bees all across the world. In the US, the rusty patched bumble bee has been proposed for protections under the Endangered Species Act after a 90 percent decline in population over the last 20 years. If the proposal is accepted, it will become the first bee species to receive federal protections in the US. The rusty patched bumble bee can usually be found in the midwestern and northeastern United States, but their population has plummeted over the years. The...