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The government's disgraceful attempt to stiff a sick Vietnam vet 15.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: For decades, while praising the valor and sacrifice of veterans, our politicians have skimped on benefits and erected barriers to healthcare for the very same veterans. World War II and Korean War veterans received decent post-service benefits, but those who fought in later wars...

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California bans use of some farming pesticides near schools on weekdays 11.11.2017 LA Times: Business

California will restrict farmers’ use of certain pesticides near schools and day-care centers under a new rule announced this week that regulators said is among the toughest in the U.S.

Under the new rule, California farmers will be prohibited from spraying pesticides within a quarter of a mile...

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California bans use of some farming pesticides near schools on weekdays 11.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California will restrict farmers' use of certain pesticides near schools and daycare centers under a new rule announced this week that regulators said is among the toughest in the U.S.

Under the new rule, California farmers will be prohibited from spraying pesticides within a quarter of a mile...

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Conference on ‘The Organic Movement: The Way Forward’ 4.11.2017 Voice of Sikkim
04 Nov, Gangtok (IPR) : A conference ‘The Organic Movement: The Way Forward’ was held at Chintan Bhawan today amidst presence of distinguished visiting delegates from leading global Organic bodies. The conference was graced by Chief Minister Mr Pawan Chamling as the chief guest. Mr Markus Arbenz, Director, IFOAM, Germany, made a brief presentation on […]
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Sears to close Greeley Mall location in January 4.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
Sears Holding Co. announced Thursday that it will close 45 Kmart locations and 18 Sears stores, including the Sears in the Greeley Mall, early next year.
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State recalls 50 Tree of Wellness medical pot products because of pesticide 3.11.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The state wants consumers to return 50 Tree of Life medical marijuana products after testing confirmed the presence of an unapproved pesticide.
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Pruitt guts EPA science panels, will appoint new members 1.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"Whatever science comes out of EPA shouldn't be political science," said EPA head Scott Pruitt. "From this day forward, EPA advisory committee members will be financially independent from the agency."
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Pruitt guts EPA science panels, will appoint new members 1.11.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he intends to replace the outside experts that advise him on science and public health issues with new board members holding more diverse views....
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Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years 24.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Analyzing samples from a prospective study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that human exposure to glyphosate, a chemical widely found in weed killers, has increased approximately 500 percent since the introduction of genetically modified crops.
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Novel Technique Explains Herbicide's Link to Parkinson's Disease 24.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Northwestern Medicine scientists have used an innovative gene editing technique to identify the genes that may lead to Parkinson’s disease after exposure to paraquat, a commonly-used herbicide.
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Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined 20.10.2017 NPR News
Researchers looked at the combined effects of air, water and soil pollution on global health to come up with an annual toll.
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It's time to nix neonics 11.10.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David Suzuki The Canadian government is banning plastic microbeads in toiletries. Although designed to clean us, they're polluting the environment, putting the health of fish, wildlife and people at risk. Manufacturers and consumers ushered plastic microbeads into the marketplace, but when we learned of their dangers, we moved to phase them out. Why, then, is it taking so long to phase out the world's most widely used insecticides, neonicotinoids? Scientists have proven they're harming not only the pests they're designed to kill, but also a long list of non-target species, including pollinators we rely on globally for about one-third of food crops. Neonics are systemic pesticides. Plants absorb and integrate them into all tissues -- roots, stems, leaves, flowers, pollen and nectar. First introduced in the 1990s, they now account for one-third of the global pesticide market. Agricultural applications include leaf sprays, and seed and soil treatments. They're also used for trees, turf products, and flea ...
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The Vietnam War Is Not History For Victims Of Agent Orange 8.10.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The actions of the U.S. government and the U.S. manufacturers of Agent Orange and other deadly herbicides is a moral outrage.
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Michael Dourson’s Toxic Wake: Locations Across the US Contaminated by Eight Chemicals “Blessed” by Trump EPA Toxics Nominee 28.9.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Samantha Lovell is a Project Specialist. [Use this link to see all of our posts on Dourson.] Next Wednesday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Michael Dourson – who has made a career as a chemical industry hired gun – to lead the EPA toxics office. […]
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Poachers target Africa’s lions, vultures with poison 27.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Hundreds of vultures in Namibia died after feeding on an elephant carcass that poachers had poisoned. Poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks. In Mozambique three lions died after eating bait infused with a crop pesticide.
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Diet Diary: The harmful effects of Glyphosate residue in food items 23.9.2017 Health – The Indian Express
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WSU researchers see popular herbicide affecting health across generations 21.9.2017 Environmental News Network
First, the good news. Washington State University researchers have found that a rat exposed to a popular herbicide while in the womb developed no diseases and showed no apparent health effects aside from lower weight.
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EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists 20.9.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to a review of financial records and his published work by The Associated Press....
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No sole factor in Central Washington birth-defect cluster, health officials say 19.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Over a six-year period, 45 babies in Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties were born with anencephaly, a neural-tube defect that is uniformly fatal.
Farmers, beekeepers put aside differences to aid bees 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — A new pilot project in North Dakota aims to get past frequent finger-pointing between beekeepers and farmers over the decline in bee populations and get them to work together with scientists to reverse the trend. “It’s an effort to help everybody realize that it is a complex issue and that solving […]
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