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‘Bee-Friendly’ Gardens Are Finally Becoming Safe for Bees

Published: 
Fri, 08/19/2016 (All day)


Whether filled with neatly trimmed hedges and stately roses, towering cages brimming with tomato vines, or a hodgepodge of wildflowers, gardens bring character, beauty, and perhaps something good to eat to towns and cities. In recent years, gardens have come to be seen not only as an idyllic place for the humans who tend to them but as a sanctuary for bees and other pollinators.

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State puts limits on a pesticide used for strawberries, other crops

Published: 
Fri, 01/16/2015 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

California farmers must restrict their use of a tear gas-like pesticide applied to strawberries and other crops under new rules designed to protect farmworkers and people who live, work and go to school near agricultural fields.

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Organic foods are more nutritious, according to review of 343 studies

Published: 
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:53pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Most everyone who has ever selected their fruits and vegetables from the "organic" section while grocery shopping probably thought they were doing something good for their bodies and the environment.

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Misgivings About How a Weed Killer Affects the Soil

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

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