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Bees, butterflies and other pollinators to get a $5 million lift in Western Pennsylvania

Audubon administers portions of national conservation grants benefiting bees and butterflies.

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New EPA chief Michael Regan relishes ‘clean slate’ after chaos of Trump era

The first black man to lead the EPA in half a century has a job on his hands at an agency reeling from setbacks – but he's confident he can meet the challenge.

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California appoints analyst to study Salton Sea water importation

The California Natural Resources Agency said the University of California, Santa Cruz, will study how water can be imported into the Salton Sea.
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California, almond growers join forces on bees, butterflies

The Center for Biological Diversity, a national environmental group, questions whether the new group will push for regulations to protect pollinators.
Toxics

Dave Dickey: EPA is wrong to allow dicamba be sprayed this growing season

We now have an admission of guilt from EPA that it wrongly issued 2018 dicamba registrations for Bayer's XtendiMax herbicide, BASF's Engenia herbicide and Corteva's FeXapan herbicide.

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Toxic impact of pesticides on bees has doubled, study shows

The toxic impact of pesticides on bees and other pollinators has doubled in a decade, new research shows, despite a fall in the amount of pesticide used.

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Erica Fleishman: Save the butterflies—but not to save our food supply

These insects are lovely, but despite what many think, they aren't significant contributors to pollinating agriculturally important plants.

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Can California’s organic vegetable farmers unlock the secrets of no-till farming?

Reducing tillage—which often relies on herbicides—has long been out of reach on organic farms. Now, a group of veteran growers are undertaking a soil health experiment with implications for California and beyond.
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America’s bald eagle population has quadrupled

There were only about 72,000 bald eagles in the lower 48 states in 2009. Researchers say the population is now above 300,000.
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'A big crisis in our state': Bill to ban ethanol companies from using treated seed advances

Given an emergency clause and advanced on a 43-0 vote, if LB507 passes two more rounds of consideration and is signed into law by Gov. Pete Ricketts, it could effectively
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'A sip can kill': Did a chemical company misrepresent data to avoid making a safer product?

A former Syngenta scientist alleges lives could have been saved with tweaks to the formulation of weedkiller paraquat.

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Pesticide breakdown products found in hundreds of US streams

Extensive environmental survey of pesticides and their transformation products reveals potential for hidden toxicity.

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Debunking 3 myths about air pollution

Air pollution, even in seemingly small amounts, can be harmful to human health and the environment. However, there's still a lot that many people misunderstand about what's really in our air.
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These environmental reporters told you so

Florida's Piney Point is the latest predicted disaster. Maybe we should start listening to these folks?

Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests threw underlying systemic inequity magnifying climate change impacts into sharp relief.

More than 2 million Americans exposed to high levels of strontium in drinking water

The unregulated metal can harm bone development in children.

LISTEN: Veena Singla on turning science into policy

"I love science … but many of the aspects that were my strengths in science don't necessarily fit with an academic research career."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

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