Corporate Studies Asserting Herbicide Safety Show Many Flaws: New Study

"A new analysis of more than 50 previously secret, corporate-backed scientific studies is raising troubling questions about a history of regulatory reliance on such research in assessing the safety of the widely used weedkilling chemical known as glyphosate, the key ingredient in the popular Roundup herbicide."

Source: Guardian, 07/05/2021

High Levels Of Cancer-Causing Formaldehyde Found In Parts Of Houston

"High levels of a cancer-causing chemical have been detected in air monitors in Houston neighborhoods near the busiest U.S. petrochemical port, according to a report issued on Thursday by Houston health officials and environmental groups."

Source: Reuters, 07/02/2021

EPA Inaction Blamed as Bees Suffer 2nd Highest Colony Losses on Record

"Beekeepers this year in the United States reported the second highest annual loss of managed honey bee colonies since records began in 2006, according to results of a nationwide survey released Wednesday."

Source: Common Dreams, 06/25/2021

"Hungry Grasshoppers Spurred By US Drought Threaten Rangeland"

"Federal agriculture officials are launching what could become their largest grasshopper-killing campaign since the 1980s amid an outbreak of the drought-loving insects that cattle ranchers fear will strip bare public and private rangelands."

Source: AP, 06/25/2021

Watchdog Calls On Pentagon To Detail PFAS Chemicals' Cleanup Expenses

"The Government Accountability Office (GAO) called on the Department of Defense (DOD) this week to detail its cleanup expenses for “forever chemicals” from water supply sources near military bases."

Source: The Hill, 06/24/2021


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