Years ago, pesticides containing dangerous chemicals were spread across orchard lands in the Yakima valley. Today, many of those orchards are now neighborhoods, with those toxic chemicals still contaminating soil in gardens and backyards.
The New South Wales government should be blocked from using a more potent poison to deal with the state's mouse plague after reports emerged of a mass bird death, BirdLife Australia and scientists say.
Television advertising by lawyers seeking plaintiffs with claims over the weedkiller paraquat, sold by Chevron Corp and Syngenta Group, has surged in recent months, according to a report released Wednesday by research firm X Ante.
Citrus greening disease hasn't officially hit the state yet, but farmers may be required to cut back on the use of neonicotinoids, the main tool used to control the pest that carries it, because of its impact on pollinators.