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Several enviro bills await NY gov's signature

The New York state legislature recently passed a number of environmental bills that await Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature. Among them is a fracking.

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What′s driving Europe′s stance on glyphosate?

Chemicals giant Bayer has reached a settlement to end most of the current US lawsuits. Its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, plaintiffs insist, bit it's still used in many places in Europe and beyond.

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In Roundup settlement, Bayer reaches $400 million deal with farmers over dicamba

Bayer has reached a $400 million settlement with farmers whose crops have been damaged by drift from the herbicide dicamba, the company announced Wednesday.

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Federal court denies motion to hold EPA in contempt of dicamba ruling

A request to hold the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in contempt of a June 3 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals order to vacate registrations of the weed killer dicamba was denied Friday.
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Pandemic upends Colombia’s controversial drug war plan to resume aerial spraying

Court rules spraying of herbicide glyphosate can't restart until communities are consulted.

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In apparent rejection of federal court, EPA allows continued dicamba use

The Trump administration announced on Monday that farmers will be able to continue to spray dicamba through July 31, an apparent rejection of a federal court ruling issued last week.

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Farmers struggle for guidance after federal court bans popular herbicide

Soybean and cotton farmers, pesticide applicators and agriculture officials across the country scrambled for guidance after a federal court ruling to ban the popular pesticide dicamba this week.

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Controversial herbicide dicamba no longer legal, federal court rules

Farmers can no longer spray the controversial pesticide dicamba over-the-top of genetically modified soybeans and cotton, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
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EPA temporarily suspends monitoring of a pesticide in water over COVID-19 concerns

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has allowed Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta to halt its water monitoring program of a pesticide linked to reproductive issues and cancer that is found in the drinking water of millions of Americans.

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Lawsuit: In dicamba decision, EPA ignored own prerequisite, agency scientists’ recommendations

The EPA's failure to meet its own benchmark was unlawful and a decision to approve Monsanto's dicamba-based herbicide should be vacated, a federal lawsuit alleges.

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EPA sidesteps normal public process to approve BASF’s cancer-linked pesticide

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that soybean farmers in 25 states are now able to spray a pesticide that the agency has determined is likely to cause cancer and drift hundreds of feet from where it is applied.
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Roundup contamination 'unpreventable', world-first glyphosate research shows

In a world first, Australian agricultural scientists have created a map that pinpoints global hotspots of glyphosate contamination.

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Jury awards $265 million to Bader Farms in lawsuit against Bayer, BASF

The case was the first in an advancing wave of litigation from U.S. farmers who blame drift-prone dicamba herbicides for millions of acres of crop damage in recent years.

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Closing arguments in Dicamba trial set for Friday

Closing arguments are set for 9 a.m. Friday in the federal trial.

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Monsanto’s defense: Fungal disease, not dicamba, to blame for peach farmer’s problems

On Monday, with the plaintiff wrapping up its case, lawyers representing Monsanto shifted the attention to everything but the herbicide.

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