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What happens if the honeybees disappear?

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

Paris air quality improved in 2016, says new report.

Air Quality - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The air quality in Paris improved in 2016 compared to 2015, with far fewer Parisians exposed to damaging pollution, a new report shows.

North Carolina’s big pig waste problem.

Water quality - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Increasing demands for meat have led to an environmental tipping point for industrial hog farming.

Wisconsin's organic growers decry imposters.

Pesticides - 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.

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

Children of Vietnam vets say Agent Orange impacts generations.

Endocrine disruptors - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Veterans and their children shared their stories at a town hall meeting at Elks lodge in Fargo.

Rise of distorted news puts climate scientists on their guard.

Distorting science - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Wary of misleading coverage, some climate researchers are avoiding publicizing results. Others prepare countermeasures to anticipate and combat skewed media reports.

Children of Vietnam vets say Agent Orange impacts generations.

Children's health - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Veterans and their children shared their stories at a town hall meeting at Elks lodge in Fargo.

Children of Vietnam vets say Agent Orange impacts generations.

Cancer - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Veterans and their children shared their stories at a town hall meeting at Elks lodge in Fargo.

Superfund sites must be tested after Harvey.

Cancer - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Texans need to know if these sites have been breached. Anything that leaks out of them is directly hazardous to human health.

More flowers don’t mean healthier bees.

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

Stark evidence: A warmer world is sparking more and bigger wildfires.

Water quantity - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The increase in forest fires, seen this summer from North America to the Mediterranean to Siberia, is directly linked to climate change, scientists say. And as the world continues to warm, there will be greater risk for fires on nearly every continent.

Atlantic salmon farm in Washington state was 'due for replacement' before collapse.

Water quality - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
While state agencies continue to investigate the cause of the collapse and the release of those nonnative fish, the incident has raised concerns about threats to native Pacific salmon.

Macron takes risky bet with tough talk on weedkiller.

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

Stark evidence: A warmer world is sparking more and bigger wildfires.

Mercury - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The increase in forest fires, seen this summer from North America to the Mediterranean to Siberia, is directly linked to climate change, scientists say. And as the world continues to warm, there will be greater risk for fires on nearly every continent.

Comic Relief and Fairtrade back ethical gold mining in east Africa.

Mercury - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Hazardous and environmentally damaging small-scale mines produce 20% of the world’s gold.

Cancer, thyroid problems plague West Michigan dump neighbors.

Endocrine disruptors - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
In the 1960s, Wolverine used the 76-acre undeveloped land as a dump site for hazardous sludge waste generated by its former tannery in Rockford, where the company treated pigskin with Scotchgard, a fabric protector that repels water and stains.

Macron takes risky bet with tough talk on weedkiller.

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

Cancer, thyroid problems plague West Michigan dump neighbors.

Cancer - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
In the 1960s, Wolverine used the 76-acre undeveloped land as a dump site for hazardous sludge waste generated by its former tannery in Rockford, where the company treated pigskin with Scotchgard, a fabric protector that repels water and stains.

Macron takes risky bet with tough talk on weedkiller.

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

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