Lawsuit Launched Challenging USDA’s Failure to Protect Endangered Species From Insecticide Sprays Over Millions of Acres in U.S. West

Lawsuit Launched Challenging USDA’s Failure to Protect Endangered Species From Insecticide Sprays Over Millions of Acres in U.S. West

WASHINGTON— The Xerces Society and Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent today to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s secretive Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for failing to properly consider harms to endangered species caused by insecticide spraying across millions of acres of western grasslands. APHIS oversees and funds the application […]

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Tropical mammals under rising chemical pollution pressure, study warns

Tropical mammals under rising chemical pollution pressure, study warns

Tropical mammals are living in an ever-changing chemical landscape warns a recent study, with wildlife increasingly exposed to an array of plastics, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and nanoparticles. The recent study, published in the journal Biological Conservation, warns that this underrecognized threat requires urgent action. Colin Chapman, a biologist and professor at George Washington University, and his […]

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World heading towards a devastating insect apocalypse according to new study

World heading towards a devastating insect apocalypse according to new study

Land overuse, resource depletion, and global warming have all had disastrous implications for the world. According to a new study, portions of the planet are now on the verge of an insect apocalypse. The study, which was published in the journal Nature, discovered a link between high-intensity agriculture and the ever-present climate emergency. They discovered […]

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EPA plans to allow the use of insecticides devastating to bees and butterflies to continue in America for the next 15 years

EPA plans to allow the use of insecticides devastating to bees and butterflies to continue in America for the next 15 years

Despite steps by the European Union to limit the use of poisons responsible for widespread insect losses, the US Environmental Protection Agency is prepared to allow the use of four of the most harmful compounds to bees, butterflies, and other insects in America for the next 15 years. Despite “ecological hazards of concern, notably to […]

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Pesticides can be eliminated by keeping aquatic animals in rice paddies

Pesticides can be eliminated by keeping aquatic animals in rice paddies

Rice cultivation and production are not environmentally friendly, despite its importance in worldwide diets. Pesticides and chemical fertilizers are used extensively in rice farming to increase yields and reduce insect and weed problems. Researchers have now discovered a solution to reduce pesticide use in rice fields by employing aquatic animals to help control weeds and […]

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