pesticides

This City Just Set Aside 1,000 Acres to Save Honey Bees

This City Just Set Aside 1,000 Acres to Save Honey Bees

By Julie M. Rodriguez It’s no secret that bee populations have declined in recent years. Last year, beekeepers across the U.S. reported losing a staggering 44 percent of their colonies over the course of the winter and summer. It's Official: First Bumble Bee Species Listed as Endangered in 'Race Against Extinction' https://t.co/7Kl4bXYqtw @xercessociety @bpncamp — […]

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    97% of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides

    97% of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its first rigorous nationwide analysis Wednesday of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, finding that 97 percent of the more than 1,800 animals and plants protected under the Endangered Species Act are likely to be harmed by malathion and chlorpyrifos, two commonly used pesticides. Another 78 percent […]

    Monsanto, California Battle Over Listing Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

    Monsanto, California Battle Over Listing Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

    Next week, Monsanto and California’s Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will face off over the agency’s plan to list the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen. The outcome of this legal battle could have major ramifications to California’s long-established regulatory program. It all started back in Sept. 2015 when the OEHHA […]

    ‘It’s Outrageous’: EPA Acknowledges Proven Dangers of Bee-Killing Pesticides But Refuses to Restrict Them

    ‘It’s Outrageous’: EPA Acknowledges Proven Dangers of Bee-Killing Pesticides But Refuses to Restrict Them

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that three of the nation’s most-used neonicotinoid pesticides pose significant risks to commercial honey bees. But in a second decision, which represents a deep bow to the pesticide industry, the agency refused to restrict the use of any leading bee-killing pesticides despite […]

    Monsanto, Bayer CEOs Pitch Mega-Merger to Trump

    Monsanto, Bayer CEOs Pitch Mega-Merger to Trump

    Bayer CEO Werner Baumann and Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant met with Donald Trump in New York to ask the president-elect to bless the companies’ planned $66 billion mega-merger. https://twitter.com/EcoWatch/status/809172412591968256 “It was a productive meeting about the future of agriculture and the need for innovation,” a Bayer spokesman told Reuters. The German chemical giant’s pending takeover […]

    Here’s What You Need to Know on the Upcoming War on Our Health and Environment

    Here’s What You Need to Know on the Upcoming War on Our Health and Environment

    Before Inauguration Day, the Trump era has opened with an extremist agenda that poses an alarming threat to our people, our environment and the core values we share about justice, fair play and our commitment to leave future generations a livable world. Already, we’ve seen a set of cabinet nominees dominated by fossil fuel advocates, […]

    Trump Picks Dow Chemical Chief to Head American Manufacturing Council

    Trump Picks Dow Chemical Chief to Head American Manufacturing Council

    In the midst of three pending mega-mergers between agrichemical corporations, Donald Trump‘s recent pick of Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris to head the American Manufacturing Council signals yet more serious potential conflicts of interest in top government posts that could damage American farmers, the health of the public and the environment. The council serves as […]

    Monsanto Shareholders Approve Bayer Merger to Form World’s Largest Seed and Chemical Company

    Monsanto Shareholders Approve Bayer Merger to Form World’s Largest Seed and Chemical Company

    Monsanto shareholders voted to approve the company’s $66 billion takeover by German pesticide and pharmaceutical corporation Bayer AG on Tuesday. The acquisition faces intense regulatory scrutiny in the U.S., the European Union and other markets, as combining the two multinational juggernauts would form the world’s largest seed and chemical company. As Reuters reported, the combined […]