'It's a dead forest': northern bush pilot, First Nations decry herbicide spraying

A bush pilot, hunting outfitter, and environmental lawyer in Foleyet has spent almost 20 years asking the provincial government to stop spraying chemical herbicides over Ontario forests.
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Popular organic weed-control product found to include banned chemicals

It seemed too good to be true, and it may have been. The Cailfornia Deptpartment of Food and Agriculture has issued a stop-use order for Agro Gold Weed Slayer.

Insect populations suffering death by 1,000 cuts, say scientists

'Frightening' global decline is 'tearing apart the tapestry of life', with climate crisis a critical concern.


How to save CA sage grouse bird at risk of extinction

Sage grouse have declined dramatically in California. Saving them might require overcoming our fear of chemicals in wild places.

Marine toxicologists call for chemical monitoring to be expanded on Great Barrier Reef

Marine toxicologists call for expanded testing of pharmaceuticals, as well as thousands of mystery chemicals, after a report cites "staggering" levels of contamination on the Great Barrier Reef.

Will rising temperatures make superweeds even stronger?

If heat is boosting many weeds' resistance to major herbicides, the implications could be significant. Left unchecked, weeds can devastate harvests and income.


Saving Slovenia’s "human fish"

Scientists in this Central European country are leading the charge to understand and protect a charismatic, cave-dwelling salamander—and the subterranean habitats that supply much of the region's drinking water.

‘Buy it or else’: Inside Monsanto and BASF’s moves to force dicamba on farmers

Internal company records show the companies knew crop damage from their weed killer would be extensive. They sold it anyway.

Will rising temperatures make superweeds even stronger?

Widely used herbicides are struggling to kill some weeds. Some experts think heat could be part of the problem.

U.S. judge rejects $648 million Bayer PCB contamination settlement

A federal judge has rejected Bayer AG's proposed $648 million settlement of class-action litigation by cities and other claimants over contamination from polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, made by the former Monsanto Co.

Are industrial chemicals killing rare whales and familiar dolphins?

Dozens of beached animals on the U.S. Atlantic Coast contained high levels of pollutants and heavy metals in their blubber and liver tissues, a new study shows.

Three from Big Island file lawsuits against Monsanto Co.

A Honolulu law firm has filed a trio of product liability civil lawsuits this month on behalf of three Big Island men against the chemical giant Monsanto Co. in Hilo Circuit Court.

Bottlenose dolphins could disappear from Ecuador’s Gulf of Guayaquil

The abundance of bottlenose dolphins in Ecuador's Gulf of Guayaquil has decreased by around 50% in the last decade.


Saving Alabama’s ancient forests one acorn at a time

The Centennial Tree Program has planted more than 5,000 native trees in the Birmingham area to make sure native forest species live on for future generations.

Auckland cancer survivor fearful ahead of vote on use of chemical weedkiller

Cancer survivor speaking out ahead of vote on a chemical spray which is banned in parts of Europe for health reasons.
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LISTEN: Brianna VanNoy’s plan to integrate medicine and health justice

Research participants "mean more than just the data points we collect. They are people with real stories."

A big green turnaround

As the US government flips, a few random looks back, and a peek ahead.

Op-ed: Could paint be harming your health?

An endocrine-disrupting chemical lurks in paint – but safer options are available.

Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

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