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Industry studies show evidence of bias and misleading conclusions on widely used insecticide: Scientists

Data just doesn't add up behind industry conclusions on chlorpyrifos— a controversial insecticide linked to brain impacts for children.

Researchers who examined Dow Chemical Company-sponsored animal tests performed two decades ago on the insecticide chlorpyrifos found inaccuracies in what the company reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency compared to what the data showed.

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Whimbrel on the tundra on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska. (Credit: Rachel Richardson, USGS, Alaska Science Center)

Shorebird egg theft is becoming a big problem in the Arctic. And climate change is behind it.

For centuries, the Arctic has been a relatively safe place for shorebirds such as plovers and sandpipers to lay their eggs, as nests in the tropics were much more likely to suffer attacks from predators.

That is changing.

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Bugs are full of our drugs—and they could be getting other critters hooked, too

Insects near streams are taking in loads of pharmaceutical drugs and can pass the compounds on to predators higher in the food chain, such as frogs, birds and bats, according to a new study.

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Another round of tests finds weedkiller widespread in popular cereals and snack bars

Glyphosate— the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller—was found in all 28 samples of different cereals, oatmeal and snack bars tested by a lab for Environmental Working Group, according to a report released today.

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Dow wants to bolster use of a pesticide shown to hurt bees’ reproduction

Dow AgroSciences has applied for a large expansion of sulfoxaflor, a pesticide shown to harm bees, according to a federal notice last week.

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We add it to drinking water for our teeth — but is fluoride hurting us?

Two studies — one from Canada and one Mexico — released today point to potential health problems from fluoride, which, in a majority of U.S. communities, is purposefully added to drinking water to protect people's teeth.

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Active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup hurts honey bee guts

Honey bees exposed to levels of glyphosate commonly found in the environment had decreased amounts of microbiota in their gut—which leaves them prone to early death, according to a study released today.

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Rising CO2 will leave crops—and millions of humans—less healthy

Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will render some major crops less nutritious and leave hundreds of millions of people protein and zinc deficient over the next three decades, according to a new study.

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