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News stories tagged with "pesticides"

Insecticide on trial

The future of an insecticide used on food is on trial. The Environmental Protection Agency wants to stop the use of the chemical. Rebecca Williams reports the pesticide company and some growers' trade groups have been fighting the EPA.  Go to full article

Lawn chemicals cause concern

New laws restrict pesticides and fertilizers in some cities. In recent years, farms have cut the use of chemicals. But, Rebecca Williams reports, some environmentalists say there are still far too many chemicals polluting streams and lakes.  Go to full article
(photo: Nina Schoch)
(photo: Nina Schoch)

Loon populations increasing in Adirondacks

The call of the loon in the Adirondacks might be heard more these days. Data collected by the Adirondack Loon Conservation Program show loon populations have increased and stabilized over the last eight years. Todd Moe talks with loon biologist Nina Schoch, who says loons are regularly spotted on 75% of the lakes in the region where the birds have been counted since 2001. She attributes part of their rebound to a recovery from the impacts of the pesticide DDT.  Go to full article

Study Reinforces Pesticide-Parkinson's Link

People who are often exposed to high levels of pesticides could be at a higher risk of developing Parkinson's Disease. The GLRC's Chris Lehman reports on the findings of a new study.  Go to full article

Report: Humans Contaminated by Pesticides

A new report finds the average person carries pesticide residue in their body that exceeds government-approved levels. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports.  Go to full article

Study Ranks Pesticide Residues on Produce

A report from an environmental group says peaches, strawberries, nectarines, and apples are more likely to be contaminated by pesticides than other produce. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Celeste Headlee reports, the non-profit group says washing produce doesn't eliminate pesticide residues.  Go to full article

Low Sperm Count Linked to Pesticides?

A study last year found that men living in rural areas have lower sperm counts than their urban counterparts. Now, researchers say they?ve found a possible reason for the difference. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium?s Chris Lehman has more.  Go to full article

New Limits on Pesticides in Drinking Water?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing how much of a commonly used pesticide it will allow in drinking water. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Apple Growers Trim Pesticides from the Farm

Nobody likes the idea of pesticides in baby food. But nobody likes the idea of a worm in an apple either. So apple growers have been involved in a three year project to reduce pesticides, but still turn out a crop that's not plagued by insects. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: The Green Standard

Many Americans try to grow the perfect lawn, lush green, manicured expanse without weeds. But, according to commentator Elle Garrell Berger, what we have come to think of as the best kind of lawn may be the worst lawn for us and our environment.  Go to full article

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