Agriculture

"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 Yet the discovery has remained unpublished for nearly two years since it was made by the US Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory."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
May 3, 2019

DEADLINE: IJNR's Water Quality Institute

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources invites journalists on an expenses-paid learning expedition through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, June 23-29, 2019, to use water-quality stories in the Great Lakes Basin to highlight similar water-quality issues across the United States. Apply by May 3.

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"The Curious Case Of Tainted Milk From A Maine Dairy Farm"

"For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought financial ruin and threatened to shut down a century-old family business. Now state regulators and health experts are investigating whether the contamination could reflect a much broader problem for farms that used similar methods to fertilize their land."

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Source: Reuters, 03/20/2019

Western States Finalize Landmark Drought Plan For Colorado River Water

"Faced with reservoirs less than half full along the Colorado River, federal authorities and negotiators for Colorado and six other Western states on Tuesday finalized a landmark plan to share the burden of voluntarily using less water as growing cities and warming temperatures deplete the supply for 40 million people."

Source: Denver Post, 03/20/2019

Jury Finds Monsanto’s Roundup Likely Cause Of Cancer In 2nd Bay Area Man

"A jury in the first federal court trial of thousands of lawsuits by cancer victims against the manufacturer of the world’s most widely used herbicide found Tuesday that Monsanto’s Roundup was a likely cause of a Sonoma County man’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 03/20/2019
May 1, 2019

DEADLINE: Murray Fromson Journalism Fellowship

The 2019 Fromson Journalism Fellowship, May 31-Jun 7 in Israel, is for journalists who cover environment, renewable energy, water research and innovation. Theme is "AgTech in the Negev". Applications are due by May 1; however, selections will be made on an ongoing basis up to the deadline.

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