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EPA documents show dicamba damage worse than previously thought

The pesticide harmed tens of thousands of farmers, overwhelmed state agriculture departments and damaged research plots across the United States, according to documents the federal agency released Tuesday.

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EPA allows use of dicamba through 2025, with new restrictions

Environmental groups pledge legal action to challenge the decision.

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Bird pesticide Avitrol is legal, but recent deaths are stoking controversy

“Both physically and psychologically, it’s an awful way to die,” says one conservationist of the bird poison Avitrol. Cities around the U.S. and Canada agree—and some have banned it.
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Why Nova Scotia wants to poison a lake to kill off invasive species

Nova Scotia says chemicals are a last-ditch effort to stop the invasive smallmouth bass from entering the St. Marys River system.
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Emails show how pesticide industry influenced U.S. position in health talks

The U.S. insisted that new international guidelines on combating drug resistance omit any mention of fungicides — a demand that the industry made but that ran counter to science.
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Run-off from neo-nicotinoid agricultural chemical can affect health of prawns and oysters, research finds

A widely used agricultural chemical is found to affect the health and flesh quality of tiger prawns and Sydney rock oysters.

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Toxics

Should a study on pesticides affect our use of them?

Recent research, which found a link between pyrethroids and deaths from heart disease, highlights the limitations of epidemiological research.
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Toxics

Citrus flavoring is weaponized against insect-borne diseases

The E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat.
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Study shows popular insecticides harm birds in the United States

Study on the effects of neonicotinoids on birds in the US from 2008–2014.
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Bayer sends private investigator to U.S. farm, appeals weed-killer case

Bayer AG sent a private investigator this month to evaluate the business of a U.S. peach grower who won a $265 million court verdict against the company and rival BASF SE, in a bid to overturn the decision, according to court filings.
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Toxics

The link between Parkinson's disease and toxic chemicals

A new book calls the increasing prominence of Parkinson’s “a man-made pandemic.”
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Toxics

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 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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Toxics

Lyme disease season is here. These are tips on how to avoid it

The basic symptoms mirror COVID-19, and that's a worry nobody needs. Plus, a serious illness like Lyme could put you at greater risk from COVID.

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Margaret Renkl: America’s killer lawns

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