Pesticides – GBRI
 

In its latest attack on environment, the Trump government has decided to repeal an Obama-era restriction on the use of neonics – a pesticide linked to falling bee populations, and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted. Environmentalists, who had sued to bring about the two-year-old ban, […]

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A new research has revealed that reckless pesticide use is not only harming humans but animals too. A team of scientists working for the Great Ape Conservation Project at Kibale National Park in Uganda noticed baboons and chimpanzees with peculiar facial deformities. These apes were living near an agricultural area where eight pesticides had been used. […]

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Elizabeth “Betsy” Southerland is a 30-year U.S. EPA veteran who discontinued her services at the agency after being convinced that Pruitt and his political appointees are pursuing policies that will prove to be disastrous for both human health and the environment. In her farewell message, Elizabeth warned her colleagues that Pruitt: Is considering repealing 30 […]

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In his first keynote speech on environment, Britain’s new Environment Minister Michael Gove will pledge to deliver a “green Brexit” by claiming that leaving the European Union presents a historic opportunity to reform farming, fisheries and land management. However, Mr Gove has been warned by environmental groups to not ‘water down’ rules and regulations aimed at […]

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Researchers have found that most of the plants sold in UK garden centres are covered with harmful neonicotinoid chemicals that are known to be extremely dangerous for bees. They are toxic enough to kill bees and contribute to colony collapse too. Researchers bought plants from four major garden centres and a local nursery in the UK and […]

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At a time when environmental regulation rollbacks in the US have become a norm, a new study has revealed a disturbing fact that there is a link between environmental quality and the spurt in cancer cases across the country. The researchers found that in counties with poor environmental quality, there was a 10% higher incidence of cancer […]

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt has signed an order reversing the previous government’s proposal to ban a popular pesticide called chlorpyrifos. In October 2015, the Obama administration had proposed to ban chlorpyrifos, an active ingredient in insecticides used in the US. The United Farm Workers supported the proposed ban on the substance, citing studies […]

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