Latest Environmental effects of pesticides Stories

2010-12-08 09:10:00

Pesticide Already Illegal in Germany, Italy & France Based on Scientific Findings SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Dec.

2010-12-02 09:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 21 Pennsylvania counties will be able to dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily in 2011 through the CHEMSWEEP program, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today.

2010-10-27 13:58:39

Current WHO pesticide classifications are based on toxicity in rats but basing regulation on human toxicity will make pesticide poisoning less hazardous and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths globally without compromising agricultural needs.

2010-06-10 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pesticide applicators and users should make responsible decisions and use pesticides and pest management alternatives in a safe, proper and legal manner, Agriculture Secretary Russell C.

2009-12-07 10:50:32

An international team of researchers detected low concentrations of these toxic, carcinogenic chlorine compounds in samples taken from America’s highest mountain.

2009-10-30 15:44:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) today announced the company plans to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to deny an administrative hearing on the agency's action to revoke all U.S. food tolerances for carbofuran insecticide.

2009-10-22 13:15:07

A new study in China has found that people with higher levels of pesticide exposure are more likely to have suicidal thoughts.

2009-10-14 15:28:16

Researchers have reported that the melting Alpine glaciers are letting off harmful pollutants once captured by the ice, which could result in a "dire environmental impact" for the region.

2009-09-30 01:01:14

Pollutant plumes observed in the United States can be attributed unambiguously to Asian sources based on meteorological and chemical analyses, researchers say. Charles Kolb -- president of Aerodyne Research Inc.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.