|Hills-to-Sea Trail June 1 opening set|
Waterville Morning Sentinel - 5/28/2013. Waldo County Trails Coalition's official opening of its downtown Unity-to-MOFGA trail is June 1 - National Trails Day. The opening and hike will begin at 10 a.m. at the wooden bridge on Main Street, across from the health center, according to a news release.
|EU regulator suspects BASF insecticide of harming bees|
Reuters - 5/27/2013. By Ludwig Burger and Charlie Dunmore - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said in a statement on Monday that BASF's fipronil poses an "acute risk to honeybees when used as a seed treatment for maize", citing dust drift in particular.
|Decline in biodiversity of farmed plants, animals gathering pace|
Reuters - 5/27/2013. By Alister Doyle - A decline in the diversity of farmed plants and livestock breeds is gathering pace, threatening future food supplies for the world's growing population, the head of a new United Nations panel on biodiversity said on Monday.
|Study shows dangers of BPA chemical used in plastic packaging|
The Independent - 5/27/2013. By Steve Connor - Further evidence has emerged showing that a chemical used widely in plastic packaging and the lining of drinks cans may be harmful to health. The latest study has shown that bisphenol A (BPA) can affect the way genes work in the brains of laboratory rats, although other scientists have questioned the relevance of the findings to humans.