Bee Deaths Linked To Insecticides, Health Canada Data Show for 2nd Year

"Early results from government tests on dead bees this spring and summer show levels of controversial pesticides are comparable with those detected last year, when Health Canada declared a link between the seed-coating chemicals and 'unusually high' bee deaths, the Star has learned."

Source: Toronto Star, 09/30/2013

Judge Nudges EPA To Regulate Dead-Zone Pollutants from Mississippi

"A federal judge in New Orleans has handed environmental groups what amounts to half a loaf in their push for federal regulations on the flow of pollutants into the Mississippi River that fuels the annual spring low-oxygen 'Dead Zone' along Louisiana’s Gulf coast."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 09/24/2013

"Misgivings About How a Weed Killer Affects the Soil"

"ALTON, Iowa — The puny, yellow corn stalks stand like weary sentries on one boundary of Dennis Von Arb’s field here. On a windy day this spring, his neighbor sprayed glyphosate on his fields, and some of the herbicide blew onto Mr. Von Arb’s conventionally grown corn, killing the first few rows."

Source: NY Times, 09/20/2013


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