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Originals

Common insecticide threatens survival of wild, migrating birds

Migrating songbirds exposed to small amounts of a neonicotinoid pesticide suffered weight loss and migration delays, both of which could reduce their chances of survival, according to a new study.

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Originals

Pesticides are all over the St. Lawrence River — many at levels that hurt fish and invertebrates

Harmful pesticides such as glyphosate, atrazine and neonicotinoids were found in nearly all samples of water from the St. Lawrence River and its tributaries, with many samples containing levels higher than the guideline to protect aquatic life, according to new research.

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