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Tag: pesticides

EPA accused of ‘egregious’ misconduct in PFAS testing of pesticides: Watchdog...

The claims have raised significant concerns about the integrity of the EPA's testing and its commitment to public health.

EPA proposes ban on pesticide widely used on fruits and vegetables

In calling for an end to all uses of the pesticide on food, the agency cited evidence that acephate harms workers who apply the chemical as well as the general public and young children.

10 times as much of this toxic pesticide could end up...

Did the chemical industry helped fashion EPA’s testing strategy?

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new...

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

California passes new bill to curb widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides

The bill will limit the use of neonics to trained professionals beginning in 2025.

EU votes to cut pesticide use in half by 2030

“This vote brings us one step closer to significantly reducing chemical pesticide use by 2030."

More than 800 tons of agricultural pesticides leach into world’s rivers...

Agricultural pesticides leach into the world’s rivers and oceans each year at an alarming rate, damaging a variety of ecosystems.

EPA assessment finds 3 popular neonicotinoid insecticides jeopardize endangered plants and...

The answer to prevent further extinction of up to 41 percent of the world's insects is a “serious reduction in pesticide usage.”

Pesticides drifting to unintended flowers could harm pollinators, study finds

Being exposed to multiple pesticides is concerning for the health of bees and could have serious implications for crop production, the function of ecosystems and human health.

New report highlights pesticides’ overlooked climate connection

New assessment by Pesticides Action Network North America examines the “vicious cycle” linking these fossil fuel–derived chemicals and climate change.

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Clooney, Holt, and others push ageist tropes against Biden instead of addressing Project 2025

George Clooney pushed ageist tropes against Biden in New York Times. Then Lester Holt and others piled up as well, instead of whistleblowing Project 2025.

‘Largest IT outage in history’ causes global chaos: Flights grounded, hospitals and banks disrupted

As the global community grapples with the aftermath of what is being termed the largest IT outage in history, the focus remains on restoring normalcy and addressing the vulnerabilities exposed by this incident.

Dear Democrats—change the message! Please!

Ideally this can be resolved by the Democrats engaging in focused strategic and tactical consideration with one over-riding goal: How to retain the White House and Senate and win back the House.

Billionaire-backed JD Vance claims working class support despite anti-labor record

Vance accepted the party’s vice-presidential nomination with promises to champion the interests of everyday Americans.

Groundbreaking study highlights urgent need to protect global forest carbon sinks

Published in Nature, the study underscores the importance of global forests in absorbing carbon dioxide and calls for immediate action to protect these ecosystems.