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Urban Refuge: How Cities Can Help Rebuild Declining Bee Populations

Urban Refuge: How Cities Can Help Rebuild Declining Bee Populations

ith bees threatened by habitat loss, pesticides, and climate change, researchers are finding that planting flower patches in urban gardens and green spaces can help restore these essential pollinators. The results are already being seen in cities from Chicago to London to Melbourne.

Bees in the City: Designing Green Roofs for Pollinators

Bees in the City: Designing Green Roofs for Pollinators

Green roofs are seen as a way to make up for ecological habitat fragmentation. But studies and guidelines about where and how to best construct green roofs for pollinators are just emerging.

Atop a Manhattan Convention Center, a Harvest of Honey

Atop a Manhattan Convention Center, a Harvest of Honey

The sedum captures rainwater and keeps the Javits Center a few degrees cooler than before it was installed. “The bees are a grace note, but the grace notes can only exist because the green roof exists,” Ms. Newton said.

Nonprofit 'Bees in the D' Hit the Roof to Reverse Decline in Honey Bee Population

Nonprofit 'Bees in the D' Hit the Roof to Reverse Decline in Honey Bee Population

The buzz around metro Detroit is that there are likely few people who know and share more about the importance of bees than Brian Peterson. And he practices what he preaches.