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U.S., European Regulators, the Pope Agree: Time to Re-assess Pesticide Risks

Collette Adkins Giese | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
Collette Adkins Giese

The EPA has a long history of failing to fully assess the risks of pesticides like Roundup. But the need is greater now than ever before.

GMOs Attack! The Fight to Protect Maui's Environment from Big Ag

Stephen Henry Fox | Posted 12.09.2014 | Hawaii
Stephen Henry Fox

I do realize the jobs are crucial to those families involved. But the effects of mono-cropping cane and pineapple are well-known to anyone who has a house on lands turned suburban after those agricultural practices have played out.

The Stanford Study's Pesticide Problem

Alex Formuzis | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Alex Formuzis

The EPA has estimated that between 10,000 and 20,000 pesticide poisonings occur annually among agriculture workers in the U.S. That's not the case with those folks who labor on organic farms -- another glaring omission by our friends at Stanford.

Stand Up to Pesticides

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.29.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Until recently the EPA has considered atrazine, the second-most widely used pesticide in the U.S. "non-carcinogenic." Last week, however, findings were released with "strong" epidemiological evidence linking the pesticide to various cancers.

Atrazine Use Rises While EPA Twiddles Its Thumbs

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

It's been a good year for Syngenta, the maker of the endocrine-disrupting chemical atrazine. Last week, the company reported double-digest growth in sales and net income for the first half of 2011.

Follow the Evidence and Save the Frogs

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 07.03.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Last week Jon Entine, a visiting fellow with the conservative American Enterprise Institute, attacked the link between the decline of frogs globally a...

Green News Report: January 11, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The final...

Living Downstream: Steingraber Documentary Puts Moral Imperative on Banning Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Living Downstream corroborates a connection between cancer and the filmmaker's hometown's polluted waters from PCBs and the ubiquitous contamination of atrazine, the 2nd most widely used weedkiller in the world.

Will Science-Phobia Kill the Green Revolution?

Jon Entine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jon Entine

There is no zero sum trade-off between technology, productivity and sustainability. The world's poor do not have the luxury to play the ideological games that dominate Western politics.

Escape from the Heartland - Atrazine, Susan G. Komen, and KFC

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

When you are peddling fried chicken breasts in the name of addressing breast cancer, you are distracting us from an ongoing battle about the use of atrazine in the creation of that food.

Atrazine spikes in Missouri prompt community warning

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

It’s been a rainy spring here in the Midwest and that mean worries about flooded basements, streets, and towns.  Many of our streams and cr...

U.S. Congressman Renews Attempts to Ban Controversial Herbicide Atrazine

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A member of Congress is seeking to ban one of the nation's most widely-used herbicides, which has turned up in drinking water in some states.&nbs...

A Bridge to Somewhere - Responding to the President's Cancer Panel Report (Part 1)

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sandra Steingraber

The government has a role to play in making cancer-preventing dietary choices available and affordable for the citizenry and in divorcing our food system from its current dependencies on carcinogens.

Why We All Need to Demand Organic and . . . Worship the Worm

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Annie Spiegelman

In her new book, Maria Rodale explains why and how we must immediately begin to undo the damage we have done to the environment and to ourselves.

American Water Company Joins Lawsuit Against Syngenta, Maker Of Atrazine Herbicide

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The nation's largest private water utility company has joined a federal lawsuit that aims to force the manufacturer of atrazine, a widely-used herbici...

Silent Spring Has Sprung

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Randall Amster

the pervasive use of the herbicide atrazine raises a host of ecological and political questions that are strikingly reminiscent of those confronted by Rachel Carson.

Spring Gardening 2010: Compost Is In, Chemicals Are So Out!

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Are home gardeners going to be hoodwinked this season into buying more chemicals to feed their crops and contaminate their entire zip codes or will they smarten up and go organic?

16 Cities Sue Manufacturer Of Atrazine Weed-Killer For Contaminating Drinking Water

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A coalition of communities in six Midwestern states filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to force the manufacturer of a widely-used herbicide to...

Is Our Sexuality (and Our Future) at Stake?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Many of our wells and waterways are contaminated with unsafe levels of atrazine, and the chemical has been linked to reproductive effects in humans.

Our Toxic Waterways: Flushing Away Our Future?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Given the choice, most folks prefer their creeks and canals to be contaminant-free. Sadly, too many communities haven't got a choice. They're up a rancid river without a paddle.

Green News Report -- March 4, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool iPhone app! Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iP...

Atrazine, Common Weed-Killer, Chemically Castrates Frogs: Study

AFP | Karin Zeitvogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- One of the most common weed-killers in the world, atrazine, causes chemical castration in frogs and could be killing off amphibian...

Farmers Fighting for Their Health: Taking on Chemical Companies and Transitioning to Sustainable Agriculture

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

No farmer has succeeded in taking on Big Chem for their illnesses in the U.S. because it is especially difficult to get medical recognition for the disease-occupation correlation.

EPA Decides to Take a New Look at Atrazine

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

Today the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will initiate a review of the health and environmental effects of atrazine, one of the most widely used pesticides in the United States.

The Value of Water

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The water rich communities of the Great Lakes region do not understand the nature and value of their most precious resource.