Pesticides

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Environmental toxins are worsening obesity pandemic, say scientists
Exclusive: Pollutants can upset body’s metabolic thermostat with some even causing obesity to be passed on to children

Damian Carrington Environment editor

19, May, 2022 @3:51 PM

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‘Canaries in the coalmine’: loss of birds signals changing planet
Billions of birds are disappearing because of humanity’s impact on Earth, global review finds

Damian Carrington Environment editor

05, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Funnel web spider sightings on the rise in NSW homes amid wet weather
Rodents, cockroaches and insects take refuge in people’s homes while mozzies ‘breed like crazy’, pest experts warn

Jordyn Beazley

05, Apr, 2022 @3:16 AM

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Specieswatch: black vine weevils – a tiny menace to crops and ornamentals
There’s new advice for gardeners on how to tackle this little beetle which doesn’t involve pesticides

Paul Brown

23, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Red Tractor ‘failing to regulate’ pesticide use for UK supermarket products
Survey finds UK’s biggest farm and food assurance scheme ineffective in helping farmers reduce harmful chemicals use

Helena Horton Environment reporter

15, Mar, 2022 @10:05 AM

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UK overrules scientific advice by lifting ban on bee-harming pesticide
Campaigners aghast as emergency exemption on use of thiamethoxam granted due to risk to sugar beet crop

Damian Carrington Environment editor

01, Mar, 2022 @7:08 PM

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UK trade could promote use of banned pesticides in Brazil, new report warns
Campaigners fear trade bond may damage environment abroad and end up weakening regulations in UK

Helena Horton

23, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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EU plans to ban use of synthetic pesticides in parks
UK urged to follow suit as Brussels draws up proposal to cut overall use of the chemicals by 50%

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

04, Feb, 2022 @2:13 PM

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New research shows that there are TOO MANY CHEMICALS ON EARTH | First Dog on the Moon
And so here we are doomed by another thing!

First Dog on the Moon

02, Feb, 2022 @6:32 AM

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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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