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We wondered who was killing off all the bees: Shell?

Screen Shot 2013-04-02 at 16.43.41Intro by John Donovan: We wondered who was killing off all the bees. Now we know: “First developed by Shell Oil in the 1980s to replace the highly toxic organophosphorus insecticides, neonicotinoids promised an environmentally friendlier solution that was both safer for humans, and more potent against pests. Synthetic derivatives of nicotine, neonicotinoids are designed to destroy the nervous systems of crop pests, but the chemicals have been shown to be just as lethal to beneficial wildlife, such as honeybees and songbirds.” (Staatsvijand no 1 translation: Public Enemy No 1.)

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Prominent Beekeepers Blame Pesticides for Bee Decline

By Conan Milner Epoch Times Staff 2 April 2013

When it comes to a healthy, thriving food supply, bees are essential. Busy bees pollinate more than a quarter of all plants consumed in the United States, and at least 130 different American crops.

But bee colonies are disappearing fast, and many blame commercial agriculture’s most popular pesticides. A coalition of environmental groups and prominent beekeepers are suing federal regulators to stop the spread of bee-toxic chemicals.

The Rise of Neonicotinoids

First developed by Shell Oil in the 1980s to replace the highly toxic organophosphorus insecticides, neonicotinoids promised an environmentally friendlier solution that was both safer for humans, and more potent against pests. read more

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Selection of links to Shell related articles 2 April 2013

Selection of links to Shell related articles kindly supplied by a regular contributor

Shell to invest in energy technology companies with new venture: FuelFix (blog)-Shell Technology Ventures’ focus will include enhanced oil recovery; natural-gas production and marketing; geophysical surveys; chemical …

ExxonMobil Joins LNG Rush With Barge 6X Bigger Than An Aircraft …: Forbes-by chris helman-Shell and ExxonMobil argue that without FLNG technology the gas in … as the world’s most expensive country for mineral and oil development.

Neste Oil’s sale of its Polish retail stations to Shell closed: MarketWatch (press release)-The Polish competition authorities have approved Neste Oil’s sale of its Polish station network (Neste Polska SP, Z.O.O.) to Shell. read more

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Shell Lent Former Directors $12M For Reserves Fraud Legal Costs In 2004

By John Donovan: As can be verified from page 81 of the Shell Form 20F 2004 filing with the US Securities & Exchange Commission and a related Wall Street Journal article, Shell lent the fraudsters responsible for the reserves scandal $12 million to cover litigation costs. Almost a decade later, I have not seen any evidence that any of the money was ever repaid? Perhaps the Rev. Sir Philip Watts, or Simon Henry, the current Royal Dutch Shell CFO, who played a starring role in the scandal, can enlighten us?

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Extract from Page 81

Over the year 2004, the Group advanced a total of $12,048,441 (certain amounts have been converted at the average £/$ exchange rate for 2004) for litigation costs for former Board members under these provisions.

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Shell Lent Former Directors $12M For Legal Costs In 04

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES March 31, 2005

LONDON — Royal Dutch/Shell (RD,SC) said in a filing released Thursday it was in settlement talks on some of the class action litigation unleashed after it was forced to reclassify its oil reserves.

In a 20-F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the oil giant said it was in talks with holders of various Shell Oil Company pension plans which had been launched in the U.S. under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. read more

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