Kind is the first food brand to commit to 'bee-friendly' almonds

Pollinating California’s vast almond crop has been devastating for bee populations. Kind wants to use its buying power to implement new farming practices to change that.
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Justice

New Mexico Democrat co-sponsors bill to increase pesticide oversight

The bill would target chemicals such as paraquat and chlorpyrifos, which research has shown can cause neurological damage in children.
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Toxics

The link between Parkinson's disease and toxic chemicals

A new book calls the increasing prominence of Parkinson’s “a man-made pandemic.”
Climate

The Trump administration is reversing nearly 100 environmental rules. Here's the full list

A New York Times analysis found more than 60 environmental policies officially rolled back under Mr. Trump and another 34 rollbacks still in progress.
Toxics

Why gigantic locust swarms are challenging governments and researchers

Scientists are championing biopesticides and better monitoring — but heavy rains, war and a lack of funding have been hampering efforts.

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Food

Editorial: Maryland should ban child-endangering chlorpyrifos permanently

Maryland must ban dangerous pesticide linked to reduced IQ and neurological disorders in children without exception or loophole.
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Justice

Latino groups vow to fight for ban on pesticide linked to children's health problems

Farmworkers and Latino civil rights groups say they're not backing down from a decadeslong fight to ban chlorpyrifos.

www.washingtonpost.com
Toxics

Manufacturer of chlorpyrifos, a controversial pesticide, says it will stop producing it

Chlorpyrifos is widely used by farmers but has been linked to health problems, including neurological damage in children.
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Toxics

Manufacturer of chlorpyrifos, a controversial pesticide, says it will stop producing it

The main manufacturer of a pesticide used for decades on a wide array of crops, including strawberries, corn and citrus, said it will stop making the product, which is linked to neurological damage in children.

www.nytimes.com
Justice

Who controls Trump's environmental policy?

Among 20 of the most powerful people in government environment jobs, most have ties to the fossil fuel industry or have fought against the regulations they now are supposed to enforce.
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Toxics

Climate change in spotlight as MD, VA lawmakers convene

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are gearing up for renewed debate over renewable energy and how their states should deal with the looming threats of climate change.

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Toxics

Trump squeezes Thailand in trade row over chemicals ban

Southeast Asia's second-largest economy suspended an imminent move to ban three agrochemicals over safety fears. The Donald Trump administration, however, knew how to hit Thailand where it hurts.

Justice

How has this pesticide not been banned?

Government scientists say chlorpyrifos is unsafe. And yet it’s still in use.
ensia.com
Toxics

Susan Kaplan: What local communities should do to regulate pesticides

Regulations should approach herbicides, insecticides and related substances comprehensively instead of going after individual chemicals like glyphosate.

www.bangkokpost.com
Toxics

Toxic chemicals row in Thailand back to square one

The National Hazardous Substances Committee did a U-turn and decided to halt the ban on the herbicide glyphosate and delay the one on the herbicide paraquat and pesticide chlorpyrifos.

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Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

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