Pesticide drift is taking an increasing toll on populations of bees and other wildlife — as well as humans.
Algae blooms and the poisoning of aquatic life are just a few of the problems associated with our overuse of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizer on our farms and in our backyards.
Our bees are an important natural resource, not just for beekeepers, but for farmers and for all Americans. Big agriculture’s chemical branch is a powerful political force, but if an entire continent like Europe can outlaw neonics, why can’t we?
Dear EarthTalk: My neighbor uses Roundup in her yard routinely and tells me it’s harmless to people and pets, but I’ve heard that it is carcinogenic. Can you set the record straight? —Maise Alexander, New Hope, PA Monsanto’s Roundup herbicides contain three key components: the […]
An emerald-green lawn is a beautiful lawn. At least many Americans think so. Yet this kind of lawn, relying on heavy pesticide use to kill weeds, may have poison beneath its shiny surface. Pesticide exposure may increase the chances of cancer, cardiac disease, reproductive system problems, afflictions of the nervous system such as Parkinson’s disease […]