After a delay of more than a month, the bumblebee became the first species on the continental U. One of many bee types that have suffered steep population declines, the rusty-patched has disappeared from about 90 per cent of its range in the past 20 years. Fish and Wildlife Service will devise a plan for returning the imperilled bee to "a healthy and secure condition," the U. Scientists say disease, pesticide exposure, habitat loss and climate change are among possible reasons for the decline of the bee, named for the rusty reddish patch on the backs of workers and males.It previously was common across the East Coast and much of the Midwest, where it played a crucial role as a pollinator of crops and wild plants. Most of the grasslands and tallgrass prairies where they once thrived have been converted to farms or urban areas.Some environmental groups had feared it would be cancelled altogether.The Natural Resources Defence Council filed a lawsuit over the delay, saying it had been ordered without required public notice and comment."Once the listing decision takes effect, virtually every industry operating within the species' range — from agriculture and crop production to residential and commercial development, from energy production and distribution to manufacturing —will be profoundly affected," the petition said.Richard, Blumenthal Year of Birth: 1946 A Senator from Connecticut; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., February 13,1946; graduated Harvard University, B.A., 1967; attended Cambridge University,1967-1968; graduated Yale University, J.
This 2016 photo provided by The Xerces Society shows a rusty-patched bumblebee in Minnesota. (Sarah Foltz Jordan/The Xerces Society via The Associated Press) The rusty-patched bumblebee became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U. on Tuesday, overcoming objections from some business interests and a last-minute delay ordered by the Trump administration. "We will work with stakeholders to ensure collaborative conservation among landowners, farmers, industry and developers in the areas where the species is native." The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, which filed the petition that triggered the government's consideration of the matter, said it was "thrilled to see one of North America's most endangered species receive the protection it needs." "Now that the Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the rusty-patched bumblebee as endangered, it stands a chance of surviving the many threats it faces," said Sarina Jepsen, the group's director of endangered species.
On Tuesday, the group said the administration had "reversed course and listed the rusty-patched bumblebee as an endangered species just in the nick of time." "Federal protections may be the only thing standing between the bumblebee and extinction," said Rebecca Riley, senior attorney with the group.
Six business organizations petitioned the government earlier this month to push back the effective date to Jan. The groups, including the American Petroleum Institute and the National Association of Home Builders, said the Obama administration had acted hastily without adequately considering how the designation would affect human activities.
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