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New York lawmakers: Make solar farm sites friendly to bees

New York lawmakers: Make solar farm sites friendly to bees

June 10, 2018 03:41 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York will encourage solar farm operators to incorporate bee-friendly vegetation on their properties under legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature.
    
Bees and many other species of pollinating insects face threats related to habitat loss and environmental contamination, a problem with implications for both biodiversity and agriculture, the state's leading industry.
    
The bill has already passed both the state Senate and Assembly.
    
If signed into law by Cuomo, a Democrat, the measure would require state agricultural to create new standards for solar energy farms including guidelines for vegetation that attract and protect bees and other pollinating species.
 

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