Tequesta joins Jupiter as the latest to tighten Roundup weedkiller regulations

Tequesta's Village Council directed its village manager to eliminate the use of products containing the chemical glyphosate on village-owned land.

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Minnesota cities could get power to ban pesticides as bee numbers fall

A measure introduced last week might at last give cities some form of local control over what pesticides can be used within their boundaries.

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Proposed ban on ‘bee-toxic pesticides’ buzzes into New Hampshire legislature

New Hampshire lawmakers on Tuesday will take up a proposal to ban most uses of pesticides that are toxic to bees. The House bill comes from second-term
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Oregon county pesticide ban model for fight against farm chemicals

A grassroots effort in a seaside Oregon county last year could serve as an example for how other communities can beat large corporate interests.

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DDT linked to an increase in autism risk in new study

The discontinued pesticide DDT is linked to an increased risk of autism, according to a new study out of Columbia University Medical Center.

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Pesticide banned by federal judge more prevalent in Midwest, but on the decline

Farmers began phasing out the use of a particular pesticide long before a federal judge recently banned it. But chlorpyrifos could still have some long-term effects in Iowa.

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Indian govt bans 12 pesticides with immediate effect, activists say not enough

Acting on advice of an expert committee, the Centre has banned use of 12 pesticides with immediate effect and issued orders for banning six others.

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Pesticide bans raise question: Can we manage garden pests without chemicals?

It's more than just swapping out a chemical for an organic compound, experts say. You need to develop healthy soil – and to change your thinking.
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Switzerland to vote on pesticide ban 'in 3 years'

Campaigners force a referendum on the future use of synthetic pesticides in Switzerland.
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Germany moving ahead with plans to restrict weed-killer glyphosate

German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner on Tuesday said she was finalizing a draft regulation to end use of the weed-killer glyphosate in household gardens, parks and sports facilities, and to set "massive" limits for its use in agriculture.
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Maine gov looks to override local pesticide rules in 30 municipalities. But why?

More communities are developing ordinances meant to protect residents from toxic chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects.
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Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

Solar power on the rise at US schools

Report finds an 81% increase in K-12 schools using solar power over the last 5 years.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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