Andy McGlashen

Farm Bill: House proposal could wipe out communities’ power to prohibit pesticides
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Farm Bill: House proposal could wipe out communities’ power to prohibit pesticides

58 of those communities have adopted more comprehensive policies that prohibit the use of glyphosate

As lawmakers convene on Capitol Hill to finalize the latest federal Farm Bill, environmental advocates warn that a House proposal could put public health at risk by rolling back restrictions on pesticides in 155 communities nationwide.

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Birds on Prozac are not as sexy to potential partners: Study
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Birds on Prozac are not as sexy to potential partners: Study

Female birds on antidepressants don't excite potential mates the way their drug-free counterparts do, raising concerns that environmental exposure to the drugs could impact populations, according to new research.

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Protecting crops with predators instead of poisons
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Protecting crops with predators instead of poisons

Summer carloads of sweet-toothed tourists, flush with cash and seeking local pies and jams, are an economic godsend in northwest Michigan's cherry-growing region. Other hungry visitors are less welcome—voles, weevils, fruit flies, grasshoppers and pest birds do significant damage to local crops.

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Defying tribes and public opinion, Trump slashes Utah national monuments by two million acres.
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Defying tribes and public opinion, Trump slashes Utah national monuments by two million acres.

The president gutted Bears Ears and cut Grand Staircase-Escalante in half, but experts say he's on shaky legal ground.

Even a little bit of oil can wreck a bird's ability to fly, new study shows.

In 2010, as British Petroleum's Macondo well gushed 210 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, oil-slathered birds became symbols of environmental catastrophe. By the time the oil stopped flowing, the Deepwater Horizon disaster killed at least 50,000 birds, with some estimates putting the number as high as 1 million. 

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If lead ammunition is bad for people and the environment, why do we still use it?

July 7, 2016 — Andrea Goodnight knows firsthand what lead poisoning looks like. A veterinarian at the Oakland Zoo, Goodnight treats endangered California condors when testing shows dangerous levels of the toxic metal in their blood.

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