|Ogunquit leads the way with ordinance banning pesticides|
Bangor Daily News - 11/16/2014. Op-Ed by Jay Feldman and Katherine Paul - Rachel Carson would be proud of the Mainers in Ogunquit who on Election Day passed a ballot initiative, with 60 percent of the vote, to ban toxic pesticide use on lawns and landscapes within the town’s jurisdiction.
|Four Die, One Injured in Chemical Leak at Texas Plant|
Common Dreams - 11/16/2014. By Nadia Prupis - Four workers were killed and one injured in a chemical leak at a DuPont plant near Houston, Texas on Saturday. A valve began leaking methyl mercaptan, a chemical used to make insecticides and fungicides, around 4am at a plant stationed in La Porte, about 20 miles east of Houston.
|Root of all evil: Vegetables in NYC gardens are 'toxic'|
New York Post - 11/16/2014. By Gary Buiso - Herbs and vegetables grown in New York City community gardens are loaded with lead and other toxic metals, a startling state study shows. Tainted vegetables - some sold in city markets - were found in five of seven plots tested. Most of the root vegetables sampled far exceeded safe thresholds for lead, with the most toxic being a carrot at the Hart to Hart community garden in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.