EPA chlorpyrifos ban rationale could give other pesticides a pass

The lawyer who helped ban chlorpyrifos on food crops warns that the EPA decision creates obstacles to banning other dangerous pesticides.
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Great Salt Lake is also known as America's Dead Sea -- owing to a likeness to its much smaller Middle Eastern counterpart -- but scientists worry the moniker could soon take new meaning.

Maine bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ under groundbreaking new law

State is the first to enact a broad ban of PFAS compounds, which are found in everything from cosmetics to cookware

The Biden administration has defended some of former President Trump’s pesticide decisions

Although President Joe Biden has promised to limit people's exposure to “dangerous chemicals and pesticides," his administration has defended several actions by the Trump administration that generally deregulated pesticides.


How pesticide companies corrupted the EPA

Pesticide manufacturers that have long dodged regulation by the EPA now face billions in damages for causing cancer, brain damage, and Parkinson’s disease.

Seresto pet collars under EPA review, but the fight over their safety could take years

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Dave Dickey: The courts' awful dithering on chlorpyrifos must end

After looking at the facts, anyone with half a brain would say the pesticide chlorpyrifos has no place in agriculture.


East Africa deploys huge volumes of ‘highly hazardous’ pesticides against locust plague

More than 95% of pesticides now being used in East Africa to fight locust swarms are scientifically proven to cause harm to humans and other organisms such as birds and fish.


A locust plague hit East Africa. The pesticide solution may have dire consequences.

Heavy use of a broad-spectrum pesticide seems to have slowed the desert locust invasion. What the repercussions of that approach are isn’t yet clear.

Minnesota lawmakers consider banning state's most widely used pesticide

Minnesota lawmakers are pushing a proposal to ban chlorpyrifos, a powerful and widely used pesticide that can cause brain damage and developmental defects in children.


Biden moves to reexamine toxic pesticide

President Biden's wave of executive actions includes an order to reexamine one controversial, but widely used, pesticide called chlorpyrifos. The Trump administration kept it on the market.

Biden calls for review of recent EPA actions

Decisions on chemical risks, pesticides, and science under scrutiny.


EPA finalizes scientific transparency rule limiting which studies can be used to protect public health

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule limiting which scientific studies the agency can use in crafting public health protections.

A plan made to shield Big Tobacco from facts is now EPA policy

The E.P.A. has finalized a so-called transparency plan that it says will improve the credibility of science. Scientists say it is designed to stop new public health protections by limiting what research the agency can consider.
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