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Dr. Daniel Molloy
Dr. Daniel Molloy

The science behind killing black flies

The bacteria BTI is very specific. Aside from black flies, it can also be used to kill mosquito larvae in standing water. BTI was isolated in the 1970s in Israel, hence its name, Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis. It was first used to reduce mosquito- and fly-borne diseases. To learn more, David spoke with the leading authority on BTI in New York, Dr. Daniel Molloy. He's an aquatic biologist with the New York State Museum. He says BTI produces protein crystals.  Go to full article
Atrazine is commonly used by corn farmers.
Atrazine is commonly used by corn farmers.

Enviro Group Sues to Ban Herbicide

One of the nation's largest environmental groups is suing the Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to get the agency to ban an herbicide widely used by farmers. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Testing Pesticides on Humans

Pesticides are designed to kill pests—and so—by their nature are toxic substances. They wouldn't work otherwise. While that poisonous nature is useful for certain jobs, most people would probably hesitate before knowingly taking the chemicals into their bodies. But the EPA is now looking at the issue of testing pesticides on humans. As bad as that may sound, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Greg Dahlmann reports there are some people saying it's what we need.  Go to full article

EPA Curtails Pesticide Use on Food Crops

The Environmental Protection Agency is increasing restrictions on two pesticides that are used on food children frequently eat. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has this report.  Go to full article

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