All Articles on Pesticides

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Alert: Thousands Of Schools Would be Close To Toxic Spray Zones
There are 5,609 American schools within 200 feet of farm fields that may soon be blanketed with massive amounts of a toxic defoliant linked to Parkinson’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and reproductive and immune system problems. That’s the finding of a new EWG analysis that shows that hundreds...
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Half a Million People to EPA: Stop 'Largest Expansion of a Known Toxic Herbicide'
As the EPA appears poised to OK new herbicide duo containing 2,4-D, watchdogs sound alarm.
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Are Bee-Friendly Plants 'Poisoning Pollinators'?
Report finds that over half of 'bee-friendly' plants sold at major garden centers contain deadly neonicotinoids
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Genetically Modified Crops Fueling Decline of Monarch Butterflies: Report
New study links loss of milkweed habitat as a result of herbicide resistant crops to monarchs' falling numbers
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Moms to EPA: End Monsanto's Poisoning of America
"We will get Roundup recalled, and we will have an impact on the chemical treadmill," said Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America
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Bring Back the Monarchs!
Ten years ago, a grain farmer in Northeast Nebraska wrote me a letter: "I am concerned that the recent large use of Roundup Ready crops (which I use) and the subsequent widespread use of Roundup herbicide (which I also use), have led to the virtual elimination of milkweed in fields and crops," he...
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The Collapse of the Bees... And How To Save Them
Two new reports—one alarming and the focused on solutions—take focus on the deep crisis facing the world's best, but most threatened, pollinators
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Report: Pesticide Pushers Spin Bee Crisis to Protect Profits
As bee collapse threatens global food supply, report says chemical industry employing Big Tobacco-style PR blitz to deflect blame
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Follow the Honey: 7 Ways Pesticide Companies Are Spinning the Bee Crisis
If you like to eat, then you should care about what’s happening to bees. Did you know that two-thirds of our food crops require pollination -- the very foods that we rely on for healthy eating -- such as apples, berries, and almonds, just to name a few. That’s why the serious declines in bee...
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A Question for Journalists: How Do We Cover Penguins and the Politics of Denial?
Keynote Speech to the Society of Environmental Journalists Convention Austin, Texas - October 1, 2005 Thank you for inviting me here today and for counting me as a colleague. I don't fit neatly into the job description of an environmental journalist although I have kept returning to the beat ever...
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