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Indoor farming start-up AppHarvest joins the SPAC craze to go public

"We're on a warpath here to change agriculture for the good, get chemical pesticides out, get labor practices we can all be proud of," AppHarvest CEO Jonathan Webb told CNBC.
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Cultivating sacred grains for the bread of life

How an agricultural chaplain is seeking to revive the ancient tradition of grain cultivation and heirloom wheat for churches and communities.
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Swimming and fishing safely in the Baltimore Harbor? Not so fast.

Ten years ago, fed up with floating litter everywhere and frequent whiffs of sewage, Baltimore launched a “Healthy Harbor" campaign.

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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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Maharashtra farmers move Switzerland court against Syngenta

According to official data 886 patients were admitted for treatment in hospital for poisoning through insecticide spraying in the fall of 2017 alone.

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These agribusiness groups with ties to climate denial are trying to influence the US-UK trade deal

These groups represent industries worth billions of dollars, and are supported by some of the world's largest polluters.

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Columbia County, UW-extension focusing on well water testing to provide safe drinking water for rural areas of the county

Columbia County’s UW-Extension, in partnership with the county’s Land and Water Conservation department, is working to test well water in rural areas of the county to ensure safe drinking water.
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EPA questions science linking widely used pesticide to brain damage in children

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday diminished studies linking a widely-used pesticide associated with brain damage in children, a move that could enable years of continued use of controversial chlorpyrifos.

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E.P.A. rejects its own findings that a pesticide harms children’s brains

The agency’s new assessment directly contradicts federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that chlorpyrifos can stunt brain development in young children.
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As the West burns, Trump administration races to demolish environmental protections

Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election.
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The world missed a critical deadline to safeguard biodiversity, UN report says

A decade ago, United Nations members crafted an agreement to curb the loss of biodiversity. We’ve failed miserably, but all hope is not lost.
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