|Limits sought on weed killer glyphosate to help monarch butterflies|
Los Angeles Times - 2/25/2014. By Louis Sahagun - The Natural Resources Defense Council has asked the EPA for tougher rules on use of the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides) and on other herbicides so that milkweed plants can rebound, along with monarchs.
|Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade|
The New York Times - 2/25/2014. By Sabrina Tavernise - Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke.
|Insecticides linger in homes, study finds|
The Sacramento Bee - 2/25/2014. By Edward Ortiz - The insecticides found in roach sprays, flea bombs, ant traps and pet shampoos persist indoors for years after use and collect in the bodies of both adults and children, for whom they may pose health risks, a new UC Davis study has concluded.