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Trump EPA hands citrus growers a parting gift—aldicarb and streptomycin

Agency allows use of pesticide and antibiotic to fight citrus greening and canker diseases.

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DEC: Pesticide isn't the danger. Chemical in its container is

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is blocking the use of a popular pesticide for mosquito control upstate and in New York City following the revelation that the chemicals' containers were made with hazardous PFAS compounds.

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Popular organic weed-control product found to include banned chemicals

It seemed too good to be true, and it may have been. The Cailfornia Deptpartment of Food and Agriculture has issued a stop-use order for Agro Gold Weed Slayer.
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Hartosh Singh Bal: Why are India's farmers angry?

The protesting farmers fear that new laws will help giant corporations and leave them at their mercy.
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Insect populations suffering death by 1,000 cuts, say scientists

'Frightening' global decline is 'tearing apart the tapestry of life', with climate crisis a critical concern.

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Greta Thunberg attacks Boris Johnson’s ‘so-called green industrial revolution’ over bee-killing pesticide

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has questioned the credibility of Boris Johnson's green agenda after the government announced a bee-killing pesticide so poisonous that it is banned by the EU may be used in England.

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‘There’s a red flag here’: How an ethanol plant is dangerously polluting a US village

The situation in Mead, Nebraska, where AltEn has been processing seeds coated with fungicides and insecticides, is a warning sign, experts say.

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Move over murder hornets: There’s a new bug in town — and it’s coming for your lawn

Hungry crows are tearing up Seattle-area lawns and parks to reach hundreds of tasty grubs, the larvae of a scarab beetle that is invading Western Washington.

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Greta Thunberg rubbishes Boris Johnson's green revolution of 'new coal mines and pesticides'

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg, 18, questioned the UK's 'green revolution'. She made the claim after the government approved 'poisonous' bee killing pesticide.
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England breaks promise to maintain ban on bee-harming pesticide

A pesticide believed to kill bees has been authorised for use in England despite an EU-wide ban two years ago and an explicit government pledge to keep the restrictions.

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Germany pulls Moroccan peppers due to toxic pesticide use

German authorities decided on Thursday to withdraw Moroccan peppers from their market after finding a high concentration of pesticide residue.
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UK's beef herds could be key to sustainable farming, says report

Cattle can fertilise land but consumption of other meat, milk and eggs must fall by 50%.

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Meat Atlas: It′s time to rethink what we eat

Meat has become cheap to buy in the supermarket. But that comes at a cost to the environment and human health.
Justice

Eluru outbreak: Decoding the mystery illness that struck Eluru

Pesticide residues and heavy metal contamination are suspected to be the primary cause of the illness.

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Cornell University to remove 1,700 ash trees affected by invasive pest

The university will remove trees that are located both in campus natural areas and off campus in high-priority areas adjacent to private property.
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