Latest Environmental effects of pesticides Stories

2009-03-16 08:17:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Crop Protection Research Institute: WHAT: The Crop Protection Research Institute (CPRI) will release the results of a just completed, comprehensive study on the value of insecticides in U.S. crop production.

2009-02-17 10:41:00

Conference on April 3-4, 2009 in Carrboro, NC will convene a range of scientists, activists, and authors from around the country to discuss the impact of pesticide use on communities, children, agricultural workers, the food supply and environment and the viability of green, fair and local-based practices that support healthy land, air, water and food. RALEIGH, N.C., Feb.

2008-12-19 11:40:07

EU leaders and member states report reaching a deal on legislation that would ban 22 toxic chemicals and virtually halt aerial crop-spraying. EU officials, however, said the pesticides will remain on the market until at least 2016, when current authorizations of the chemicals reach their end dates.

2008-12-16 15:26:52

Researchers say sea lions and seals living off the coast of Southern California are contaminated by high levels of DDT and PCB. The research by California State University, Long Beach suggests waste laden with pesticides and chemicals continues to poison marine life off the Palos Verdes Peninsula's White Point, more than 30 years after the dumping was halted. The report said U.S.

2008-11-19 15:10:00

An EU lawmaker suggested that honey bees should be given large swaths of Europe’s farmlands so that they can recover their struggling population size.

2008-10-06 18:00:19

A U.S. study suggests the common insecticide malathion can decimate tadpole populations, killing them indirectly at doses too small to kill them directly.

2008-10-03 03:00:15

The Bush administration has abruptly halted a government program that tests the levels of pesticides in fruits, vegetables and field crops, arguing that the $8 million-a-year program is too expensive. Critics say the decision could make it harder to protect consumers from chemicals in their food.

2008-07-31 00:00:00

In Brussels, a huge row is taking place over new regulations governing the use of pesticides.

2008-07-29 12:00:49

By The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jul. 29--A number of farm labor, public health and environmental groups said Monday they filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency over the continued use of the pesticide diazinon.

2008-07-26 12:00:35

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revoked regulations allowing residues of the pesticide carbofuran in food and drinking water. The agency said it is concerned about possible safety risks to young children.

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