Pesticides

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A dragonfly sits in reedbeds on the Isle of Grain on August 31, 2016 in Isle of Grain, England. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The lead author of the new research package notes that insects "are absolutely the fabric by which Mother Nature and the tree of life are built."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A plane sprays pesticide over the Wynwood neighborhood in the hope of controlling and reducing the number of mosquitos, some of which may be capable of spreading the Zika virus on August 6, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
"These findings shock the conscience."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A red-legged frog sits in a backyard pond in Washington state. The herbicide atrazine, common in the U.S. but banned many other places, is linked to hermaphroditic amphibians as well as various harmful health effects in humans. (Photo: Dan Dzurisin/flickr/cc)
"We're not going to just stand by and watch another generation get poisoned by...