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California town’s well fails, now delivers contaminated water

The drinking water is polluted and sometimes the water pressure is too low to flush the toilet. They’re not alone.
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Halve UK pesticide use to save insects, say conservationists

The use of pesticides in the UK must be at least halved to reverse steep losses in insect abundance and boost the natural world that depends on them, according to a report.

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'American Heartland' provides a window on farm country

Marie Mutsuki Mockett traveled with a team of wheat harvesters from Texas to the Dakotas, catching a rare glimpse of modern farm life and gaining valuable insight into the urban-rural divide.
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Judge puts cloud over settlement of Roundup cancer claims

An agreement for the weedkiller’s maker to pay more than $10 billion to end litigation may not get court approval.
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Civil war didn’t hurt this Sri Lankan mangrove forest, but shrimp farming might

A similar project to establish firm farms in a mangrove area, resulted in 90% of the farms being abandoned because of disease outbreaks among the shrimp.

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As COVID-19 cases spike, an unprecedented alliance emerges to protect California farmworkers

In Monterey County, growers and worker advocates join forces with researchers, doctors and public officials.

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How sustainable are ′eco′ brand high street fashions?

Organic cotton is everywhere this summer, but is the label just a marketing strategy?

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New Bayer-engineered seed raises questions among experts on the future of weed control

A new genetically engineered corn seed designed by Bayer to be sprayed by up to five herbicides could represent the future of farming. But for how long?
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Broward County teen’s efforts to bring back butterflies takes flight

Duncan Jurman is the 17-year-old founder of an environmental educational project called “Bring Butterflies Back, Inspiring Youth to Protect Butterflies for Future Generations."

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Solution to viscosity mystery may curb pesticide pollution

Researchers have figured out how to measure the viscosity of droplets. That could help control pesticide spraying, ink-jet printing, and more.
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The bees are dying. Can we replace them with flies?

Flies aren't as efficient as bees, often getting distracted before they can carry pollen between plants, but the common hoverfly could help us out of a food crisis.

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In Roundup settlement, Bayer reaches $400 million deal with farmers over dicamba

Bayer has reached a $400 million settlement with farmers whose crops have been damaged by drift from the herbicide dicamba, the company announced Wednesday.

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Federal court denies motion to hold EPA in contempt of dicamba ruling

A request to hold the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in contempt of a June 3 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals order to vacate registrations of the weed killer dicamba was denied Friday.
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Blowing bubbles to pollinate flowers

Researchers in Japan have developed a soap bubble-based pollination method that is as effective as doing it by hand.
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