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Margaret Renkl: America’s killer lawns

Homeowners use up 10 times more pesticide per acre than farmers do. But we can change what we do in our own yards.
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Justice

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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Idaho Governor vetoes pesticide spraying bill sought by cropduster industry

HB 487a, as originally written, removed several regulations on the spraying of pesticides in Idaho.

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Toxics

This brutal pesticide creates a 'circle of death.' So why is it making a comeback?

Carbofuran, a century-old chemical, is increasingly being weaponized against birds and other wildlife, devastating entire food webs.

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Justice

Highly toxic chemical won’t be made in SC as first planned

Up to 168 countries have agreed to a ban on pentachlorophenol, but the U.S. is not part of the international agreement.

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‘Like an umbrella had covered the sky': Locust swarms despoil Kenya

At first, villagers thought the dark, dense blot in the sky was a harmless cloud. Then came the terrifying realization that the locusts had arrived.
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Toxics

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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Justice

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

Bayer says it will appeal. BASF is considering its ‘legal options.’ The award follows a three-week trial in federal court in Cape Girardeau.
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Justice

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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Justice

Dicamba on trial: Peach farmer takes the stand in lawsuit against Bayer, BASF

Peach farmer Bill Bader alleged German agribusiness giants Bayer and BASF were responsible for pesticide drift from the herbicide dicamba, which has damaged his peach trees and made his 1,000-acre operation no longer sustainable.

Toxics

Dicamba on trial: Despite assurances to farmers, BASF told pesticide applicators dicamba may cause soybean damage

While BASF was telling farmers there would be no yield impacts from dicamba drift in 2017, the company was privately telling pesticide applicators that any drift they caused could cause yield loss, according to testimony.

Toxics

Overall pesticide usage down, weedkiller atrazine on the rise in Vermont

Atrazine was the most-used pesticide on Vermont farms despite being banned in Europe.
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This was the next step on our pesticide drift project

Last week, we hosted a discussion regarding our pesticide drift sensor project.

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