All Articles on Pesticides

Locust nymphs aggregated on the ground at a hatch site near Isiolo town in eastern Kenya on Feb. 25, 2020 News
'Unprecedented Threat' for East Africa as Larger Second Wave of Locust Crisis Arrives Amid Pandemic
As the coronavirus outbreak delays efforts to eradicate the pests, experts warn locust swarms could grow 20-fold.
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With Nation Distracted by Public Health and Economic Crises, Trump Moves to Allow GMO Crops in Wildlife Refuges
"Only the Trump administration would aggressively promote the use of crops genetically engineered for pesticide tolerance on wildlife refuges."
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Locusts swarm from ground vegetation News
'A Scourge of Biblical Proportions': UN Leaders Sound Alarm on East Africa Locust Crisis in Call for Global Response
The worst outbreak in decades has devastated crops across a region already enduring food insecurity, conflict, and climate impacts.
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Brad Rose looks at rows of soybean plants that show signs of having been affected by Dicamba use on Aug 9, 2017 News
'Victory for Farmers' as Jury Awards Grower $265 Million in Damages From Drift of Monsanto's Dicamba
"This verdict is just the tip of the iceberg."
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“The only way to make them care is to make them pay.” (Photo: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Jury Awards $265M in Damages in Dicamba Trial Against Monsanto, BASF
After three weeks of arguments, the jury awarded the peach-farmer plaintiff $15 million in damages and $250 million in punitive damages against the chemical companies.
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ground beetle on a plant News
Save the Insects, Save Ourselves: Researchers Sound Alarm on Bugpocalypse
New papers detail severe threats facing insects, how their plight is intertwined with humanity's, and the available solutions to address the crisis.
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Just as scientists had warned of weed resistance with glyphosate, many scientists warned Monsanto that the new uses of dicamba would likely devastate farms not growing dicamba-tolerant GMO crops. The company assured growers its version of dicamba would not drift. (Photo: Bacsica/iStock) Views
It’s Farmer v. Monsanto in Court Fight Over Dicamba Herbicide
Bader Farms claims Monsanto induces farmers to buy dicamba-tolerant seeds.
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monarch nectaring on a showy milkweed News
'Because Insects Are Key to Our Own Survival,' 73 Scientists Unveil Global Roadmap to Battle Bugpocalypse
The immediate "no-regret" measures they propose include aggressively curbing planet-heating emissions and the use of synthetic pesticides.
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Trump's EPA proposed Thursday increasing the allowable levels of atrazine in waterways. News
Putting 'Health of All Species' in Danger, Trump EPA Proposal Guts Restrictions on Toxic Herbicide Linked to Birth Defects
"The pro-industry zealots now running the EPA's pesticide office are making a mockery of science and eliminating key safety measures, all for company profits."
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Conservationist Warns 'Unnoticed Apocalypse' of Insects 'Should Set Alarms Ringing'
The warning comes as a new report highlights primary reasons pollinators and other insects are dying off: habitat loss and pesticide use.
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