Latest Environmental effects of pesticides Stories

European Commission Bans Three Pesticides For Two Years
2013-05-07 19:19:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Policy makers in Europe just imposed a two-year precautionary ban on a type of pesticide until more is known about how it may affect bees. The European Commission said it would be adopting a proposal to restrict the use of three pesticides belonging to the nenicotinoid family; including clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam. An Appeal Committee voted on April 29, 2013 and failed to agree on restrictions for the pesticides....

2013-04-30 23:31:52

Pesticides Pose to Endangered and Threatened Species When determining the potential effects pesticides could pose to endangered or threatened species, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) should use a common scientific approach, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Specifically, the agencies should use a risk assessment approach that addresses problem formulation, exposure analysis,...

2013-04-22 23:00:41

Apply Responsibly Officials Urge Safe & Environmentally Sound Practices in the Home and Garden. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Earth Day 2013 marks the fifth straight year for the Apply Responsibly program, an ongoing effort to educate homeowners about the link between protecting California waterways and the responsible use of pesticides in residential settings, according to officials for the stewardship program. “Earth Day is a great opportunity to remind homeowners...

2013-01-02 05:02:50

This is the fifth in a series of releases from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) on the importance of pesticide stewardship. LAWRENCE, Kansas (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 The owner of a horticultural company was fined recently for using a restricted use pesticide (RUP) in ways that were inconsistent with the product label. The product´s use was restricted due to human health concerns, but workers had applied the product without proper training or the required personal protective...

2012-03-29 15:37:04

Scientists reported in the journal Science on Thursday that even low doses of widely used pesticides can harm bumblebees and honeybees. British and French researchers looked at bees and neonicotinoid insecticides in two studies, which is a class of pesticides that was introduced in the 1990s and has become one of the most commonly used pesticide in the world. Bee populations have been dropping rapidly throughout the world, and scientists fear pesticides are partly to blame for it....

2011-07-25 07:55:00

Toxic chemicals that have been trapped in Arctic ice and snow are now being released due to global warming, according to a study published on Sunday. Researchers warn that the amount of poisons in the polar region is unknown and the release of large amounts of such poisons could "undermine global efforts to reduce environmental and human exposure to them." Those chemicals include the pesticides DDT, lindane and chlordane; and industrial chemicals PCBs and HCB. All of these are known as...

2011-07-07 19:10:52

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are identifying factors that influence pesticide levels in the Chesapeake Bay airshed, including traces of "legacy" pesticides that still linger even though they are no longer being used. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemists Laura McConnell and Cathleen Hapeman obtained weekly air samples and rain samples for precipitation events from 2000 to 2003 at three sites in Maryland and Delaware. Both scientists work at the ARS...

2011-06-16 00:00:29

Apply Responsibly Education Effort Marks Group's Third Year Advocating for the Protection of State's Urban Waterways Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 Californians can take their backyard gardening skills to the next level this summer with help from the recently launched "Gardening Hero" campaign, said officials from the Apply Responsibly pesticide stewardship program. For the next two months, online, radio and mass transit advertisements will encourage Californians to take advantage of...

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