Bees, butterflies and other pollinators to get a $5 million lift in Western Pennsylvania

Audubon administers portions of national conservation grants benefiting bees and butterflies.

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Editorial: Florida reminded again that someone always pays for pollution

Putting a price on pollution and enforcing reasonable regulations could solve a host of problems.

Can California’s organic vegetable farmers unlock the secrets of no-till farming?

Reducing tillage—which often relies on herbicides—has long been out of reach on organic farms. Now, a group of veteran growers are undertaking a soil health experiment with implications for California and beyond.

Graphic: Glyphosate vs. dicamba

The pesticides glyphosate and dicamba, both in products produced by Bayer (formerly Monsanto) have made headlines in the past year as lawsuits mount against the company for damages from these products.

A timber lobbyist called our investigation "completely bogus." We have the receipts to show it's not

Lobbyists for the timber industry have repeatedly attacked our investigation, which was based on extensive interviews and a review of thousands of documents. Here’s the evidence to back up the investigation’s major findings.

Dive into creating a more pollinator-friendly city

The great work of safeguarding the planet in this time of climate disruption has to be approached on many levels — individually, collectively and with the full might of government.


$2 billion settlement likely excludes migrant workers exposed to Roundup

The settlement would cover future legal claims that the weedkiller causes cancer. Only those already diagnosed with cancer are eligible for the settlement.

The tribal coalition fighting to save monarch butterflies

Habitat loss and climate change are decimating the species. What can the U.S. learn from Oklahoma tribes’ efforts to restore their migratory path?

Bill seeks to ban the use of aerial herbicides in Maine forests

Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, a logger and the bill's sponsor, said aerial application of glyphosate and other herbicides has caused irreversible environmental damage.

Sustainable farmer ditches herbicides, uses goats to eradicate noxious weeds

Goats can eat a variety of noxious weeds from fireweed to bitou bush and will often graze on weeds rather than desirable pasture species.

As Vermont farmers plant cover crops to reduce runoff, report says they also use more herbicides

A new report by a retired state scientist shows the apparent unintended consequence of the successful push by dairy farmers to reduce nutrient runoff into Lake Champlain.


'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.

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.

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These environmental reporters told you so

Florida's Piney Point is the latest predicted disaster. Maybe we should start listening to these folks?

Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests threw underlying systemic inequity magnifying climate change impacts into sharp relief.

More than 2 million Americans exposed to high levels of strontium in drinking water

The unregulated metal can harm bone development in children.

LISTEN: Veena Singla on turning science into policy

"I love science … but many of the aspects that were my strengths in science don't necessarily fit with an academic research career."

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.

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

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