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Chemical pollution has passed safe limit for humanity, say scientists
Study calls for cap on production and release as pollution threatens global ecosystems upon which life depends

Damian Carrington Environment editor

18, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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England’s farmers to be paid to rewild land
Nature recovery schemes are part of post-Brexit subsidies overhaul, but eco campaigners are sceptical

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

06, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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City allotments could be as productive as conventional farms, research finds
Two-year pilot study in Brighton and Hove shows value of urban food production, say scientists

Miranda Bryant

15, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Defra may approve ‘devastating’ bee-killing pesticide, campaigners fear
Department sources say emergency authorisation of neonicotinoid Cruiser SB likely to be announced

Helena Horton

07, Dec, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Bees may take generations to recover from one exposure to insecticides
Study shows reduced reproduction and other negative impacts on performance of species

Sofia Quaglia

22, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Bee-harming pesticides exported from EU despite ban on outdoor use
Greenpeace says 3,900 tonnes of neonicotinoids were due to leave EU and UK in three months after ban

Mattha Busby

18, Nov, 2021 @6:02 AM

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Cocktail of pesticides in almost all oranges and grapes, UK study finds
Traces of 122 different pesticides in 12 most polluted fruit and veg products, many with links to cancer

Helena Horton

29, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Specieswatch: the necklace ground beetle – an endangered and flightless friend to farmers
England is one of the last strongholds of this beautiful insect but it is at risk due to excessive pesticide use

Paul Brown

22, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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France threatened with legal action over use of pesticides
Widespread use of chemicals that can harm wildlife means French state has failed to protect the country’s flora and fauna, say NGOS

Phoebe Weston in Marseille

09, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction
Study finds agriculture and pesticide use threaten relatives of world’s most important crops, considered crucial to food security

Patrick Greenfield

07, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘Ten years ago this was science fiction’: the rise of weedkilling robots
The makers of robot weeders say the machines can reduce pesticide use and be part of a more sustainable food system

Pádraig Belton

14, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Ban all pesticides in UK gardens to save bees and insects, says expert
Petition calls for outlawing use of chemicals in private and public areas to slow insect decline and protect human health

Patrick Greenfield

04, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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