Pesticides

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Garden pesticides are contributing to British songbird decline, study finds
Scientists urge people to stop ‘spraying gardens with poison’ and adopt wildlife-friendly practices

Helena Horton Environment reporter

06, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The Observer view on the UK’s toxic stance on sugar farming | Observer editorial
Neonicotinoids kill bees and destroy the environment. A truly green government would find a better solution to the problem of aphid-borne disease

Observer editorial

29, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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People exposed to weedkiller chemical have cancer biomarkers in urine – study
Study measured glyphosate in urine and found high levels associated with signs of oxidative stress

Carey Gillam

20, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Australia’s self-regulating pesticide monitoring regime picked up far fewer violations than government study
A pilot program by the agriculture department in 2013 detected chemicals not found by the wholesalers’ system

Anne Davies

11, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Coalition scrapped pesticide monitoring program that found residues 90 times the limit on strawberries
The pilot program that ran in 2013 was cancelled by then agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce and the results never released

Anne Davies

11, Jan, 2023 @12:00 AM

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Plantwatch: how fertilisers interfere with flowers’ electric fields
Research shows disruption lasts for up to 25 minutes after spraying, discouraging insects from visiting

Paul Simons

21, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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What’s this unfamiliar feeling I have after the Cop15 meeting? It might just be hope | Craig Bennett
The Montreal biodiversity conference set some ambitious targets, says Craig Bennett, chief executive of the Wildlife Trusts

Craig Bennett

20, Dec, 2022 @2:24 PM

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Cop15: what are the key targets for the biodiversity agreement?
Countries are negotiating a framework that will cover issues from pesticides to plastic, from soil to human-wildlife contact

Patrick Greenfield in Montreal

10, Dec, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Executive at Australia’s pesticides authority allegedly urinated on staff at function, Senate hears
Agriculture minister Murray Watt says he is seeking an ‘urgent briefing’ over the alleged 2021 incident

Anne Davies

08, Nov, 2022 @7:13 AM

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At least two pesticides in half of bread sold in UK, data shows
Pesticide Action Network calls for urgent action after analysis shows 50% increase in pesticide cocktails

Helena Horton Environment reporter

02, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Why does the US allow a controversial weedkiller banned across the world?
Paraquat is outlawed in the EU, UK, Switzerland and China as a growing chorus of US advocacy groups demand the EPA change its position

Carey Gillam

28, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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EU plans tighter controls on pollution as doctors call for urgent action
Stricter standards will tackle fine particulates and PFAS and require polluters to pay for cleanups

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

26, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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