|More evidence links pesticides to honeybee loses|
Grist - 4/10/2012. By Claire Thompson – Beekeepers have filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove clothianidin from the market. Meanwhile, three studies strengthen the link between bee die-offs and neonicotinoids (neonics), the chemical family of which clothianidin is a member.
|You have just experienced the hottest US winter on record|
Treehugger - 4/10/2012. By Brian Merchant – Another day, another alarming chunk of evidence that the planet is continuing to warm at a disturbing pace. The latest comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has released data revealing that the continental U.S. just lived through the hottest March on record.
|EPA paves pathway for ‘Agent Orange’ GM Corn|
Common Dreams - 4/10/2012. The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition to ban the sale of the 2,4-D pesticide, a major ingredient in the Vietnam-era defoliant 'Agent Orange'. Use of 2,4-D could skyrocket soon because its main manufacturer, Dow Chemical, is hoping to receive approval to sell genetically modified corn seeds that are resistant to 2,4-D.
|Feds say 3 pesticides harmful to salmon|
Fresno Bee - 4/9/2012. By Jeff Barnard – A draft federal evaluation has found that three more common pesticides used on home lawns and agricultural crops jeopardize the survival of West Coast salmon.