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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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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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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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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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Opinion

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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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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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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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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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

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A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

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