The fight to bring monarchs back

It’s not a pretty picture: Malibu used to be home to three of the top 50 overwintering sites for monarch butterflies back in 1997 when annual monarch counts first began.
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Beekeepers vs. Mennonites: Two traditional cultures clash in Mexico

Maya beekeepers see their way of life threatened by rapidly growing Mennonite farms.


How pesticides are harming soil ecosystems

At a time when interest in regenerative agriculture is growing, a new study looks at the way pesticides can devastate soil species that foster plant health and sequester carbon.

Judge kills Bayer’s plan to limit future Roundup legal liability, issues harsh criticism

The federal judge overseeing nationwide Roundup litigation on Wednesday denied Bayer's latest attempt to limit its legal liability from future cancer claims associated with its glyphosate-based herbicides, citing numerous "glaring flaws" in a settlement proposed to apply to Roundup users who have not yet sued the company but may want to do so in the future.

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EPA to review Roundup weedkiller to assess potential 'ecological risks'

Biden administration environmental officials say they will consider restrictions on the world's most widely used herbicide because of concerns about potential harm to monarch butterflies and other species.


Glyphosate doesn't just kill plants. It harms beetles, too

The key ingredient in RoundUp is supposed to only kill plants, but new research suggests it also interrupts a symbiotic relationship in beetles.

Glyphosate doesn't just kill plants. It harms beetles, too.

The key ingredient in RoundUp is supposed to only kill plants, but new research suggests it also interrupts a symbiotic relationship in beetles.

Bumblebees are dying after exposure to the weed killer Roundup

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, has been tested for bee safety—but other inactive ingredients in the weed killer haven’t.

N.Y.C. bans pesticides in parks with push from unlikely force: Children

“A bunch of kindergartners,” now in seventh grade, worked years to urge the City Council to approve a ban on toxic pesticides in parks, playgrounds and other spaces.

Mexican judge gives temporary win to Bayer over glyphosate ban

A Mexican judge has sided with Bayer in a legal challenge to a government plan to prohibit glyphosate providing temporary relief from a looming ban on the widely used herbicide.


What Carey Gillam learned through years of investigating Monsanto

In a new book, the author discusses the implications of her research, the future of glyphosate, and how Bayer plans to keep selling Roundup.

Research surprise unveils how common herbicide kills bees

Many studies already claimed the nation's most-used weedkiller was lethal to bees, but new research indicates its much-maligned active ingredient - glyphosate - isn't to blame.


New Zealand government requested to rethink position on glyphosate use after honey rejection

Figures from the Japan's Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare show this year five New Zealand honey shipments, including one as recently as March, have been rejected by Japan for exceeding the country's accepted trace levels for Glyphosate weed killer.

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Solar geoengineering: Scientists decry a 'foolish' idea

Ideas to dim the sun 'ignore the root cause' of the climate crisis – and create a cascade of unintended problems, scientists and activists say

Is it up to consumers, businesses, or politicians to tackle toxics? All of the above.

We all have a role to play in ridding our shelves of unhealthy products that are more likely to end up harming low-income families.

LISTEN: A trip down the crooked river

"Now that the water is clean, now that the fish are back ... it is so clean and glorious that everybody wants to be there."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Nurdlemania: Behind the climate crisis lurks the plastics crisis. Be ready.

A container ship accident off the Sri Lankan coast is a stark reminder of the "other" planetary problem.

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