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Misgivings About How a Weed Killer Affects the Soil

Published: 
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 8:37am
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Chemicals

The puny, yellow corn stalks stand like weary sentries on one boundary of Dennis Von Arb’s field here.

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Pot farms wreaking havoc on Northern California environment

Published: 
Tue, 12/25/2012 (All day)
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Chemicals

Burgeoning marijuana growing operations are sucking millions of gallons of water from coho salmon lifelines and taking other environmental tolls, scientists say.

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Pesticides: Now More Than Ever

Published: 
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 6:00pm
Category: 
Chemicals

How quickly we forget.

After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides and our exposure to them — only to see their application grow and grow to the point where American agriculture uses more of them than ever before.