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Barking Frog Farm would like to give a Shout Out to the Sierra Club and all the other agencies that helped convince the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to veto the water pollution permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for the 2,300 acre Spruce No. 1 Mine project in West Virginia. This project would have been one of the largest mountaintop removal mines ever proposed in Appalachia.

1: Mountain-top removal mining

To learn more about this process and its environmental impact visit the links below:

What is Mountain Top Removal Mining?

Sierra Club

I love Mountains

Greenhouse Gorilla

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Shout Out

Honey bee (Apis mellifera)

Barking Frog Farm would like to give a Shout Out to the European countries that have banned the bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides. These pesticides are commonly used to keep insects off corn crops. Dramatic recovery in bee populations have been seen in these countries since the ban took effect. The health and number of honey bees in Italy rebounded the very first year of the ban, according to The European Media Research Centre (EMRC)

Now it’s time for the United States to do the same. The EPA needs to ban these pesticides in our country. To learn more, visit the links below. To sign a petition calling for a US ban on these pesticides visit Avaaaz.org.

U.S. EPA about Pesticides

Institute of Science in Society

Avaaz.org The World in Action

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