Chemicals

"Bees Facing a Poisoned Spring"

"A new generation of pesticides is making honeybees far more susceptible to disease, even at tiny doses, and may be a clue to the mysterious colony collapse disorder that has devastated bees across the world, the US government's leading bee researcher has found. Yet the discovery has remained unpublished for nearly two years since it was made by the US Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory."

Source: UK Independent, 01/20/2011
February 24, 2015

Neonicotinoids and Colony Collapse Disorder: Regulating and Product Stewardship in the Face of Uncertainty

Due to the ongoing significant population declines in pollinating insects in Europe and North America, especially honeybees, the Environmental Law Institute invites you to join a teleconference of esteemed panelists to learn more about the current debates regarding neonicotinoid pesticides and their regulation.

Arsenic, Nitrates Among Pollutants in California Drinking Water: Report

"California’s public drinking water systems violated safety levels for contaminants more than 1,000 times during the 2012-2013 fiscal year says a report that cites high levels in some water systems of arsenic, nitrates and other pollutants."

Source: Reuters, 02/19/2015

West Virginia: "Bills Would Weaken Water Protections"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A year after a toxic leak contaminated drinking water for 300,000 residents, West Virginia lawmakers are considering a series of proposals that would weaken a new chemical tank safety law, remove stronger pollution protections for streams across the state, and protect the coal industry from enforcement actions over violations of water quality standards."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 02/10/2015

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