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Trump's pick for EPA safety chief argued kids are less sensitive to chemical toxicity.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
If confirmed to the EPA, Michael Dourson will be in a position to set safety levels for many of the same chemicals his company was paid to defend.

Test tube babies in a conflict zone: Dealing with infertility in Gaza.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The UN has called the Gaza Strip unlivable, yet IVF treatment is widely available to its residents, with some paying thousands of dollars while others take advantage of a goodwill gesture by the ruling Hamas party.

Milwaukee is showing how urban gardening can heal a city.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The city is taking on hunger, poverty, and blight through a vibrant network of urban ag efforts and more farmers’ markets per capita than any other U.S. city.

EPA chief’s calendar: A stream of industry meetings and trips home.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The calendar of Scott Pruitt, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, shows fine dining with officials from companies he regulates but few meetings with environmentalists.

Curb animal antibiotics to stop spread of resistance, say health experts.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Giving farm animals too many antibiotics can stoke resistance to the drugs.

Farmers fear ‘political’ court ruling on plant breeding techniques.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
EU farmers have expressed concerns about an ongoing court case on plant breeding techniques, saying it might end up being a “political” decision that does not take into account scientific and economic arguments.

What happens if the honeybees disappear?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Wild bees and Russian bees might be able to help.

Washington state’s top attorney is taking on the White House.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Bob Ferguson, Washington state’s attorney general, keeps derailing the Trump agenda.

It’s time to end the practice of fish farming in our waters.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Our native salmon populations are struggling to survive diminished habitat, warmer waters, dams and culverts, tainted runoff, and industrial pollution. Let’s remove the additional risks posed by Atlantic salmon.

Ban of herbicide could benefit agriculture prices.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
A debate over the weed killer dicamba could end up limiting the use of agriculture herbicides and result in winners and losers among chemical companies and farmers.

Endocrine disruptors: A guilty definition.

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
In no case will we resign ourselves to blackmail on health to satisfy private interests against the general interest. There is an urgency to act, we are all concerned.

Wisconsin's organic growers decry imposters.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
One of the biggest threats to U.S. organic farming, those in the industry say, comes from products labeled “organic” but aren’t the real deal.

More flowers don’t mean healthier bees.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Climate change is leading to longer flowering seasons, but bees aren’t reaping the benefits.

Macron takes risky bet with tough talk on weedkiller.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Europe’s farming powerhouse can ill afford an outright ban on world’s top weedkiller.

What’s up in coal country: Alternative-energy jobs.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Miners may have just the skills for scaling wind towers and putting solar panels on roofs. And that’s no small thing in Wyoming and West Virginia.

Here are some EPA programs that Scott Pruitt’s $900,000 taxpayer-funded expenses could pay for .

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00
Scott Pruitt wants to cut waste at the EPA. Here's what he could save by cutting his own expenses.

Study: Rain and snow can transport chemicals to Minnesota's lakes, rivers.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
A new study offers an explanation to the mystery of why pharmaceuticals and other chemicals are found in remote Minnesota lakes, far from developed land that would create contaminated runoff.

Agent Orange still linked to hormone imbalances in babies.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Exposure to Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War has been linked to increased levels of certain hormones in women and their breastfeeding children decades later, potentially putting them at higher risk of health problems, according to a new study.

The plan to feed all Russians hinges on homemade seeds.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Russia has transformed its agriculture industry since the Soviet era as imports of foreign capital, equipment and technology helped farmers create one of the world’s biggest crop producers. Now the country is targeting the next step in bolstering its agricultural muscle -- seeds.

Monsanto banned from European parliament.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Monsanto lobbyists have been banned from entering the European parliament after the multinational refused to attend a parliamentary hearing into allegations of regulatory interference.