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'Enough' with member states hiding behind the Commission on glyphosate.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The member states should stop hiding behind or even pointing the finger at the European Commission regarding the re-authorization of the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said.

Are weed vape pens safe?

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
It's elegant, discreet and nearly odorless – but is vaping marijuana oil actually better for you than an old-fashioned joint?

Honey tests reveal global contamination by bee-harming pesticides.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Neonicotinoid insecticides are found in 75 percent of global honey samples and half contain a cocktail of chemicals.

Trump nominates a coal lobbyist to be No. 2 at EPA.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The nominee, Andrew R. Wheeler, is a former aide to Senator James M. Inhofe, an outspoken denier of established science on climate change, and has worked as a lobbyist for Murray Energy.

Setback for EU deal on hormone-disrupting chemicals.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The EU's efforts to regulate chemicals that potentially disrupt the body's hormones suffered a setback today when the European Parliament blocked a key proposal.

California game changers: Can we ban fracking?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Oil drilling in Los Angeles has been associated with asthma, heart disease and low-birthweight babies. Close to 300,000 people in Kern County reside within a mile of an oil well.

MEPs vote against exempting some pesticides.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament on October 4 blocked a European Commission proposal that would have exempted some chemicals in pesticides from being identified as endocrine disruptors.

What we get wrong about Lyme disease.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The stories we tell about the epidemic get things backward.

VIDEO: Monsanto accused of influencing research on safety of glyphosate.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
French daily Le Monde looks at the communications strategy of agrochemical giant Monsanto, and reveals that the firm tried to influence research on the safety of glyphosate, the main component of its herbicide Roundup.

48 environmental rules on the way out under Trump.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The list shows dozens of environmental policies that the Trump administration has targeted, often in an effort to ease burdens on the fossil fuel industry.

Senate to weigh key EPA nominees with close ties to chemical, fossil fuels industries.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
One founded a consulting group that has produced research for chemical companies showing little or no human health risks for their products.

Meddling with monarchs.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
I thought I could, in my small way, “raise the migration” of the imperiled butterflies, but they got no help from me.

European Parliament rejects endocrine disruptor criteria.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament has vetoed the European Commission's proposal for criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals in biocides and pesticides, asking it to come up with a new proposal "without delay."

Why factory farming is not just cruel – but also a threat to all life on the planet.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
It's time the world woke up to the real impact of modern, industrial farming, says Philip Lymbery, author of Farmageddon and the Deadzone.

Monsanto Bayer merger held up in EU over glyphosate hearing.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Monsanto, the controversial US agrochemical company, has kicked up some fresh drama in Europe.

MEPs block Commission from widening endocrine disruptor definition.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
MEPs today blocked a Commission proposal that would have exempted some chemicals from being identified as endocrine disruptors due to wider criteria.

Trading old hazards for new?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
PFOA has been phased out, but what are industries using in its place?

Move over, hippies.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Back-to-the-landers who created the state's cannabis-growing industry decades ago may be left behind when the button-down crowd takes control of the new era of legal weed.

Minnesota's organic farming industry shows steady growth, USDA survey shows.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Minnesota ranks ninth nationally in organic production and sales with double-digit growth that mirrors trends around the country.

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