Nathan Donley

pesticide exposure

Op-ed: California needs to quit ignoring the public health and climate cost of pesticides

For too long the state has allowed undue regulatory influence by pesticide companies.

It's a pesticide called 1,3-Dichloropropene that's commonly sold under the brand name Telone.

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pesticide spraying

Op-ed: The reckless embrace of banned pesticides in the US

There's a reason the pesticide aldicarb is banned in more than 100 countries and one of only 36 pesticides out of thousands designated as "extremely hazardous" by the World Health Organization.

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Pesticide spraying

Op-ed: Ever heard of isoxaflutole? That’s about to change

Across the country, many people who've never stepped into a soybean or corn field are familiar with pesticides like the cancer-linked glyphosate in Roundup and drift-prone dicamba.

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Carey Gillam and Nathan Donley: A story behind the Monsanto cancer trial — journal sits on retraction
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Carey Gillam and Nathan Donley: A story behind the Monsanto cancer trial — journal sits on retraction

Consumers and journalists around the world were stunned earlier this month when Monsanto, after being forced in a court of law for the first time to defend the safety of its popular weed killer Roundup, was found liable for the terminal cancer of California groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson.

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Shooting holes in gun lobby’s dangerous addiction to lead ammo.

Shooting holes in gun lobby’s dangerous addiction to lead ammo

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The ever-darkening shadow of Monsanto-fueled superweeds.

Long before a dispute over illegal herbicide drift left an Arkansas farmer dead of a gunshot wound in November, a growing sense of unease had spread across the Great Plains about the cornstalk-sized superweeds infesting more than 100 million acres.

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LISTEN: Jennifer Roberts on nature as medicine

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