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Pesticides released into Brazil’s Amazon to degrade rainforest and facilitate deforestation

Glyphosate and 2,4-D, among others, cause the trees to defoliate, and end up weakened or dead in a process that takes months. Next criminals remove the remaining trees more easily and drop grass seeds by…
01/20/22
                                                               

Monsanto pleads guilty to pesticide-related crimes in Hawaii

The Monsanto Company pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally using and storing agricultural chemicals in Hawaii, and will pay $12 million in fines. Monsanto, now owned by German pharmaceutical company Bayer, agreed to plead guilty to…
01/07/22

England’s farmers to be paid to rewild land

Nature recovery schemes are part of post-Brexit subsidies overhaul, but eco campaigners are scepticalFarmers in England will be given taxpayers’ cash to rewild their land, under plans for large-scale nature recovery projects announced by the…
01/06/22

England’s farmers to be paid to rewild land

Nature recovery schemes are part of post-Brexit subsidies overhaul, but eco campaigners are scepticalFarmers in England will be given taxpayers’ cash to rewild their land, under plans for large-scale nature recovery projects announced by the…
01/06/22
                                                               

Iowa’s toxic brew

The convergence of two rivers in Des Moines, Iowa, is a bullseye illustrating the connection between climate change and toxins in drinking water. Legislation and litigation haven’t worked. So the Des Moines Water Works is…
01/04/22

Horizon scan: the opportunities and threats facing Earth’s biodiversity

From floating solar farms and volcanic cement to deep-sea mining and asexual reproduction, 15 things to watchIt is no secret that the diversity of life around us is plummeting. Scientists declared more than 100 species…
12/31/21
                                                               

Green Groups Sue EPA to Protect Pollinators From Deadly Pesticides

Two environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect bees and other pollinators from deadly pesticides. The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) of North America filed the…
12/15/21
                                                               

What killed millions of honey bees at this Everett farm?

In the summer, a beekeeper lost 240 hives on Ebey Island. An investigation found they died from pesticides, but whose?
12/13/21