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A buzz that stings: Bee species added to endangered list




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Earlier this year, a United Nations study found that nearly 40 percent of pollinator species are currently facing extinction. Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated seven species of bees in Hawaii as endangered.

Pollinators like bees play a vital role in the ecology of the global food supply. So, what are the implications of vanishing bees and how does it affect California? 

To find out, Take Two's Alex Cohen spoke with Greg Koob. He is the Conservation and Restoration Team Manager for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Hawaii.

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