Latest Environmental effects of pesticides Stories

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.

2008-07-23 03:00:49

By Joe Lamp'l Editor's note: This is the second part of a five-part series on gardening mistakes.

2008-07-11 15:00:38

By KARIN KAPSIDELIS Be careful what you let in your home, says a researcher who studies indoor air and dust contamination. "It ends up being part of your environment," said Julia Brody, executive director of the Silent Spring Institute in Newton, Mass.

2008-07-09 21:00:26

CONTRARY to the assertion of Struan Stevenson that there is "no substantive scientific evidence" that the pesticides banned by the EU Council of Agricultural Ministers cause cancer, each of the substances banned has been found to pose a significant risk to human and environmental health by numerous studies.

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