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Trump’s ‘pro-life’ administration just killed a program on children’s health 20.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For more than 20 years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and National Institutes of Health have partnered to fund a unique nationwide program studying environmental impacts on children’s health.

No more. The Trump administration is zeroing out the EPA contribution to the program, forcing...

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Rat poison is killing California's mountain lions. We need to act 13.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Rats multiply by the millions, transmit horrible diseases and are just about the last thing you’d want to see in your kitchen, attic, garage or office. Densely populated cities with steady supplies of trash are havens for rats. Los Angeles City Hall had an infestation so bad that officials considered...

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Climate Change Has Increased Risk of Devastating Banana Disease 7.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“The disease was imported to Honduras in 1972 from Asia, and is now present across Latin America and the Caribbean," Daniel Bebber told Newsweek.
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L.A. sues unlicensed pot dispensary, alleging it sold pesticide-tainted marijuana 17.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

An unlicensed South L.A. cannabis dispensary was selling products sprayed with a dangerous pesticide, according to a lawsuit announced Wednesday that is part of a broad crackdown on illegal marijuana sales in Los Angeles.

The dispensary, Kush Club 20, was selling cannabis sprayed with paclobutrazol,...

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal continues to leak contaminants into groundwater, Colorado health department lawsuit says 16.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has sued the U.S. Army claiming that dangerous chemicals including pesticides continue to leach into groundwater at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
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Colorado issues public health advisory after pesticide found on certain marijuana products 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Business
The advisory cited "potentially unsafe pesticide residue" on marijuana flower, trim, concentrates, and infused-products cultivated by Mile High Medical LLC dba MMJ America Uptown.
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What’s Causing an Outbreak of a Mysterious Fungal Infection? America’s Farms Offer a Clue. 11.4.2019 Mother Jones
Last Saturday, the New York Times came out with an alarming report on Candida auris, a drug-resistant fungal pathogen that has been attacking patients with compromised immune systems in hospitals across the globe, including facilities in New York, New Jersey, and Illinois.  What caught my eye was the possible link, noted in the article, with widespread […]
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'Bee Safe' Pesticide May Not Be Very Safe for Bees 10.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Concern has been growing about the effects of agricultural pesticides on the health of bees.
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The Latest $80 Million Cancer Judgment Is Just the Beginning of Roundup’s Woes 29.3.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday afternoon, German chemical giant Bayer sustained another costly legal defeat related to Monsanto, the US seed and pesticide giant it subsumed last year. A US District Court jury in San Francisco awarded plaintiff Edward Hardeman $80.3 million—including $75 million in damages—after ruling that Monsanto’s blockbuster glyphosate-based Roundup herbicides had caused his case of […]
Monsanto: Why We Cut Chemicals From Agriculture 28.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In an ideal world, farmers would not need to use chemicals to produce our food and fiber, but that is not the reality we have to live with.
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Jury awards $80 million to man who said Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer 28.3.2019 LA Times: Business

A U.S. jury on Wednesday awarded $80 million in damages to a California man who blamed Roundup weedkiller for his cancer, in a case that his attorneys say could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.

The six-person jury in San Francisco returned its verdict in favor of Edwin Hardeman,...

Got mice? Join the club. It's been a 'bumper year' 22.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The brutal winter has mice scrambling to get indoors, and homeowners scrambling to get rid of them.
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Scientists Found Worrisome New Evidence About Roundup and Cancer 15.3.2019 Mother Jones
The long-simmering debate about whether the world’s most widely used herbicide causes cancer has bubbled up anew. Glyphosate is the key component of weedkillers such as Monsanto’s Roundup. On March 12, attorneys made closing arguments in San Francisco on the first phase of a closely watched lawsuit against German chemical giant Bayer, which acquired Monsanto […]
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Some Colorado beer brands found to contain tiny amounts of weed-killing chemical, report finds 25.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
If you enjoyed a few beers or a glass of wine over the weekend, odds are you also ingested a tiny amount of a weed-killing chemical that has been linked to cancer, according to research from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
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New Paper Undercuts EPA Assurance of Glyphosate Safety 15.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A new scientific meta-analysis of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides published online Sunday, Feb. 10, found that individuals with high exposures to the herbicides have a 41% increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The findings by five U.S. scientists run counter to an assessment by the U.S. EPA that found no cancer concerns.

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Exposure to Weed Killing Products Increases Risk of Cancer by 41% - Study 15.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A broad new scientific analysis of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides, the most widely used weedkilling products in the world, has found that people with high exposures to the popular pesticides have a 41% increased risk of developing a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Arsenic in Your Fruit Juice? Tests Say Yes. 14.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Are there heavy metals lurking in your fruit juice?

Yes, according to a recent analysis by Consumer Reports (CR). CR tested 45 fruit juices in four popular flavors—apple, grape, pear and fruit blends—sold in the U.S. and found “elevated levels” of arsenic, cadmium and lead.

The levels were “concerning,” according to CR. Even more worrisome? Toxic heavy metals were found in nearly half of the juices tested.

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World's Bananas Are in 'Imminent Danger' of Disease 11.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
But fear not, science can come to the rescue.
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L.A. leaders seek answers on City Hall rat and flea problem 9.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday ordered a handful of city agencies to draw up an assessment of fleas and vermin at City Hall, with at least one member linking the problem to the ongoing homelessness crisis.

City officials told council members that they believe the rat infestation was triggered...

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‘OSRS’ Kebos Update Adds Brimstone Chest Keys and More 8.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The latest “OSRS” update adds new rewards to the Konar drop table. Find out about the new Brimstone chest keys, and other Kebos Lowlands changes, here.
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