An Environmental Protection Agency spokesman later said Scott Pruitt won't "prejudge" any potential rule-making decisions as "we are trying to restore regulatory sanity to EPA's work."…
By Associated Press
Hawaii residents concerned about pesticide use by major agriculture companies on the islands are planning a push to strengthen regulation over chemicals they fear harm their health.
By Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press
Researchers are now trying to take advantage of termites’ digestive systems to control the pests.
By Gabriela Quirós, KQED Science
A common pesticide used on citrus fruits, almonds and other crops would be banned under a proposal announced Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The proposal would prohibit use of chlorpyrifos, a widely used insecticide that is sprayed on a…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening 20-year-old rules designed to protect farmworkers from toxic pesticides.
By Megan Thompson
The World Health Organization announced findings that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp line of pesticides, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”…
Seeds are big business in Hawaii, where large biotech companies develop genetically modified crops. Megan Thompson reports on a battle being waged on the island of Kauai by residents who say growing practices like pesticide use are hazardous to public…
By Talea Miller
In Central America's sugarcane fields, more and more workers are falling ill with a disease that shuts down their kidneys. Researchers are struggling to find the cause.
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