Bees placed on the endangered species list for the very first time
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Though we’ve been hearing about dangerous declines in bee populations for years, the US has added seven species of bee on the endangered species list for the first time. The listing is limited to seven species of yellow-faced bee, the only native bees in the Hawaiian Islands. Because of the isolation these species experience living at sea, they’ve been especially vulnerable to environmental threats, such as human development, the loss of native plant species, wildfires, and feral pigs. The...