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colony collapse, bees

EPA Confirms Activists’ Longtime Claims: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

Environmentalists and honey producers have long suspected a link between the pesticide and rapidly declining bee populations. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday that a preliminary risk assessment of the pesticide imidacloprid shows that the chemical poses a threat to some pollinators, specifically honeybees. Imidacloprid is one of four neonicotinoid pesticides that honey […]

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Epidemic of sea mammal deaths explodes as Fukushima radiation contaminates one-third of the earth

Dead and dying sea mammals continue to wash ashore at unusual and alarming rates along the California coast. Scientists are stumped, suggesting that the cause may be food shortages caused by abnormally warm waters – but unsure of what has caused the ocean off the California coast to warm so rapidly. Meanwhile, the radioactive plume […]

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pesticide contamination

Biotech Giant Found Guilty of Pesticide Contamination – NationofChange

Biotech giant, DuPont-Pioneer, was recently taken to court by a small group of activists from Kauai because of their harmful GMO seeds. This is one of many victories against pesticide and GE corporations in Kauai. Chalk up another win for the little guy. A handful of residents of Kauai’s Waimea community prevailed in court over […]

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Biocides Are Creating Ecocide

They Are Biocides, Not Pesticides — And They Are Creating an Ecocide | Andrew Kimbrell

“A single corn kernel coated with a neonicotinoid can kill a song bird.” As a long time environmental lawyer and campaigner, I should not have been stunned by that fact but I was. Shaking my head in dismay, I read on, “Even a tiny grain of wheat or canola treated with the …neonicotinoid… can fatally […]

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biodynamic farming

Organic farming can reverse the agriculture ecosystem from a carbon source to a carbon sink | EurekAlert! Science News

Approximately 35% of global greenhouse gases (GHGs) come from agriculture. Some argues that human can reverse global worming by sequestering several hundred billion tons of excess CO2 through regenerative, organic farming, ranching and land use. Increasing the soil’s organic content will not only fix carbon and reduce emissions, it will also improve the soil’s ability […]

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