Just when you think you the week's headlines cannot get any more depressing, the Toronto Star comes out with "Bumblebees at Risk of Extinction After Exposure to Pesticide." Imagine a world without bumblebees. It's, well, unimaginable. Turns out it's also apocryphal. What the co-authors of the study cited by the Star actually found was that when the species bombus terrestris was exposed to thiamethoxam—since 2013 a banned substance in Europe—the result was "a 26% reduction in the proportion of queens that laid eggs." (Translation: resumption of pesticide use may impair the population dynamics of local bee colonies.) Everyone loves "humblebees." Work to protect them, but spare us the eco-alarmism.