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U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated By
MINNEAPOLIS– Last week, mainstream media outlets gave minimal attention to the news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach had spilled an estimated 94,000 gallons of jet fuel into a nearby waterway, less than a mile...
Despite Ag Industry Efforts, First Bee Species Listed As Endangered By
MINNEAPOLIS – While proposals to place honeybees on the endangered species list have been in speculation for months, some have argued that the population of the world’s most important pollinator could still make a comeback. However, that has proven not to be the...
Report: Israeli Authorities ‘Knowingly Facilitate’ Entry Of Banned Pesticides Into Occupied West Bank By
(REPORT) — Israel has been facilitating the illegal trade and manufacturing of deadly pesticides within illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory, according to a recent investigation. The use of pesticide has not only contaminated the local environment...
Video: New Court Ruling Could Transform Bee Deaths Debate By
Bee populations have been in decline across the world for a number of years, but the reason for this drop off is hotly disputed. Some scientists and NGOs have pinned the blame on pesticides known as neonicotinoids. Meanwhile, the chemical companies which make neonics have...
Watch: Are England’s Forests Disappearing? By
(REPORT) — If has been a year of bad omens for the UK’s natural world. One in ten wildlife species are now at risk of extinction, the landmark State of Nature report announced in September. In sheer numbers, one in six of the country’s animals, birds, fish and plants...
Unpublished Studies By Chemical Giants Detail Pesticide Effects On Bees By
Chemical giants Bayer and Syngenta commissioned private studies which showed that their neonicotinoid pesticides can cause serious harm to bees, a Greenpeace investigation has uncovered. The revelations come with the UK set to decide its own policy on pesticide use once...
Pesticide For Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes In Florida Linked To Autism Risk By
Is pesticide spraying to kill mosquitoes causing autism? In the least, the government is spraying larvicides with great impunity in many neighborhoods throughout the U.S. in order to ‘combat Zika’ and other diseases said to be caused by mosquitoes. Little is known of...
Miracle-Gro To Cease Sales Of Insecticide Linked To Bee Deaths By
After reviewing possible threats to honey bees, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has decided to end the use of neonicotinoid insecticides for its Ortho brand lawn and garden care products. The company said they are expanding their selection of non-neonicotinoid products and will...
Is Microcephaly In Children Caused By The Zika Virus Or By Pesticides? By
At the end of October 2015, the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, located in the northeast of the country, started reporting a dramatic increase in the number of babies born with microcephaly, a condition characterized by a shrunken head and brain. The cases in Pernambuco...
USDA Punished Bee Expert Turned Whistle-blower For Researching Pesticides By
A top federal bee scientist from South Dakota says he’s being punished for publicizing work on pesticides and pollinators. Jonathan Lundgren’s research found bees and monarch butterflies can be harmed by a widely used class of insecticides. In a whistleblower...