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California Faces Lawsuit Over Honeybees - KFBK

Thu, 2014-07-10 08:34

California Faces Lawsuit Over Honeybees
KFBK
"There's this link between the widescale use of these neonic pesticides and this precipitous decline in bee populations," Paul Towers with the Pesticide Action Network said. The state is already studying any inherent danger, but Towers says that's not ...

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California Faces Lawsuit Over Honeybees - KFBK

Thu, 2014-07-10 08:34

California Faces Lawsuit Over Honeybees
KFBK
"There's this link between the widescale use of these neonic pesticides and this precipitous decline in bee populations," Paul Towers with the Pesticide Action Network said. The state is already studying any inherent danger, but Towers says that's not ...

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Greens Accuse California of Killing Honeybees - Courthouse News Service

Thu, 2014-07-10 05:51

Greens Accuse California of Killing Honeybees
Courthouse News Service
OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - California is endangering honeybees, and the billion-dollar industry they support, by expanding approvals for neonicotinioid pesticides, which have been linked to colony collapse disorder, environmental groups claim in court.

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End of the perfect American lawn? Campaigners call for pesticide ban - Telegraph.co.uk

Thu, 2014-07-10 05:18

Telegraph.co.uk

End of the perfect American lawn? Campaigners call for pesticide ban
Telegraph.co.uk
Paul Towers, spokesman for the Pesticide Action Network, said: “One of the greatest concerns about pesticides is the impact exposure can have on vulnerable people. “Children and pets are particularly vulnerable especially on lawns and grassy areas.

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Agent Orange Ingredient Could Soon Be Used to Kill Superweeds - National Journal

Thu, 2014-07-10 02:09

Agent Orange Ingredient Could Soon Be Used to Kill Superweeds
National Journal
"If this gets onto the market, it could create a highly dangerous situation," said Linda Wells, the associate organizing director at the Pesticide Action Network. Thus far, however, EPA appears more likely to side with the chemical firm. The agency has ...

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Support the California Effort to Stop Wildlife Killing Contests - TakePart

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:09

Support the California Effort to Stop Wildlife Killing Contests
TakePart
The Pesticide Action Network, the Center for Food Safety, and Beyond Pesticides argue in the suit that DPR violated state environmental laws by green-lighting a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids (neonics) before completing a reevaluation of ...
Lawsuit demands Calif. stop approving pesticides that harm honeybeesReuters
Lawsuit Aimed At Protecting HoneybeesCapital Public Radio News

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Practical Farmers has information on pesticide drift - Mason City Globe Gazette

Wed, 2014-07-09 03:13

Practical Farmers has information on pesticide drift
Mason City Globe Gazette
The brochure was produced in partnership with Pesticide Action Network. "I think most people have no idea what they should do if they witness or are victims of the misapplication of chemicals,” Rob Faux, of Genuine Faux Farm near Tripoli, said in a ...

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California's approval of bee-killing pesticides challenged - Central Valley Business Times

Tue, 2014-07-08 21:02

California's approval of bee-killing pesticides challenged
Central Valley Business Times
“State officials have approved pesticides time and time again, despite mounting scientific research and real-world evidence that neonicotinoids pose harm to bees,” says Paul Towers, a spokesman for the Pesticide Action Network. “With no action in sight ...
Support the California Effort to Stop Wildlife Killing ContestsTakePart
Lawsuit demands Calif. stop approving pesticides that harm honeybeesReuters
Lawsuit Aimed At Protecting HoneybeesCapital Public Radio News

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Lawsuit Aimed At Protecting Honeybees - Capital Public Radio News

Tue, 2014-07-08 13:27

Lawsuit Aimed At Protecting Honeybees
Capital Public Radio News
Several environmental groups today filed a lawsuit intended to block the State of California from approving the use of pesticides suspected of killing bees. Paul Towers is with Pesticide Action Network, one of the groups that filed the suit. "We took ...

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Monsanto's Roundup And Regulators With Something To Hide - CounterCurrents.org

Sun, 2014-07-06 09:34

Monsanto's Roundup And Regulators With Something To Hide
CounterCurrents.org
In 2011, Earth Open Source said that official approval of glyphosate (the main ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup) had been rash, problematic and deeply flawed [1]. Its comprehensive review of existing data suggested that industry regulators in ...

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Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide and Regulators “With Something to Hide” - Center for Research on Globalization

Sat, 2014-07-05 06:10

Center for Research on Globalization

Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide and Regulators “With Something to Hide”
Center for Research on Globalization
Pesticide Action Network Europe previously asked the German regulatory agencies to release the full range of long-term toxicity studies on glyphosate. They refused, again for reasons of commercial confidentiality. According to Robinson, such official ...

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Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide and Regulators “With Something to Hide” - Center for Research on Globalization

Sat, 2014-07-05 06:10

Center for Research on Globalization

Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide and Regulators “With Something to Hide”
Center for Research on Globalization
Pesticide Action Network Europe previously asked the German regulatory agencies to release the full range of long-term toxicity studies on glyphosate. They refused, again for reasons of commercial confidentiality. According to Robinson, such official ...

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Victory! Syngenta pulls 'bee-killer' pesticide application - The Ecologist

Fri, 2014-07-04 09:23

Victory! Syngenta pulls 'bee-killer' pesticide application
The Ecologist
Environmental groups including FoE, Buglife, the Pesticide Action Network, the Soil Association and the Environmental Justice Foundation also wrote this week to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, urging him to refuse Sygenta's application. And a 38 ...
BANNED PESTICIDE DECISION WELCOMEDDaily Mail

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Canada: Affinor Growers closes exclusive license to grow market-ready ... - FreshPlaza

Fri, 2014-07-04 05:34

Canada: Affinor Growers closes exclusive license to grow market-ready ...
FreshPlaza
Pesticide Action Network analysis of pesticide residues using USDA data found 54 different pesticide residues were detected among strawberry samples. The testing turned up nine known or probable carcinogens, 24 suspected hormone disruptors, ...

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