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 Yet the discovery has remained unpublished for nearly two years since it was made by the US Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory."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

Cities Warn of Funding Struggle as EPA Preps PFAS Drinking Water Rule

"Cash-strapped city water systems are struggling to envision how they’ll pay to filter “forever chemicals” out of drinking water in light of an EPA rule that could be finalized as soon as March."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 02/28/2024

Ohio Awards Bids To Frack Oil And Gas Under State Parks, Wildlife Areas

"An Ohio commission awarded bids to frack oil and gas under state parks Monday, despite statewide backlash and an ongoing investigation into possibly fraudulent support."

Source: AP, 02/27/2024

Tractor Protests Threaten To Drive EU’s Green Farming Policies Into Ditch

"It was the puddles of green sludge left by the tires of massive tractors in western Belgium’s industrial farmlands that drew the attention of biological engineer Ineke Maes. The slime was destructive algae, the result of the excess of chemicals used by farmers to boost their crops, but at a high cost to nature."

Source: AP, 02/27/2024

"EPA Orders LA County Landfill To Curb Hazardous Waste Leakage Immediately"

"Federal environment officials have ordered a Los Angeles County landfill to take urgent action to protect public health, citing noxious odors and hazardous waste issues in the surrounding community."

Source: The Hill, 02/27/2024

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