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India Launches "Terminator Train" to Battle Mosquitoes

AsiaToday | Posted 09.25.2016 | World
AsiaToday

[I headed to Delhi Railway Station to meet the so-called 'terminator' train./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeong In-seo, New Delhi correspondent,...

Ever Overpopulating

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 04.13.2016 | World
Reese Schonfeld

The ending or decline of malaria is a major cause of the rising population throughout the African continent.

We're Losing The War On Bedbugs

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Science

In the ongoing battle between bedbugs and the humans whose blood they suck, it seems the bugs may be winning -- at least in some parts of the country....

Even Indoor Cats Can Be Exposed to Lawn Chemicals

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.19.2016 | Green
Dr. Karen Becker

Signs that your cat may have been exposed to toxic lawn chemicals include drooling, tearing of the eyes, excessive urination, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, weakness, dizziness, muscle twitching, difficulty breathing, unsteady gait and collapse.

Fighting Malaria Is Going to Take More Than Just Nets

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Utibe Effiong

In January, the New York Times highlighted how insecticide treated nets meant to protect people from mosquitoes and malaria are now being used to haul fish in Africa. Among those using these nets to catch fish, hunger today is a bigger risk than malaria tomorrow.

They Are Biocides, Not Pesticides -- And They Are Creating an Ecocide

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Let's not refer to pesticides, whether they are insecticides, herbicides or fungicides, by anything but their real name: biocides. Words do matter. What is the word that would encompass the result of our using nearly a billion pounds of biocides each year? I would suggest it is nothing short of ecocide.

Amid Honey Bee Decline, EPA Nixes Expanded Use Of Some Insecticides

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green

(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday it was unlikely to approve new or expanded uses of certain pesticides whil...

Portland Bans Insecticide To Protect Bees

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman April 1 (Reuters) - Oregon's biggest city on Wednesday banned the use of an insecticide on city lands blamed by co...

You Need to Know: What Colony Collapse Means for Our Food Supply

Eve Turow Paul | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Eve Turow Paul

The ultimate who-done-it of our time is not a scandalous political act or John Grisham plot line, but the story of honey bees.

11 Reasons You Should Hate Mosquitoes Even More Than You Already Do

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer & Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

Now that summer is in full swing, our worst outdoor enemy is back with a vengeance. That’s right, mosquitoes. They swarm your barbecues and evening ...

Lynne Peeples

Superweeds, Superbugs And Chemical Concerns: Pesticide Use Proliferating With GMOs, Study Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.18.2012 | Green

Scott McAllister remembers well the meeting with the Monsanto salesman. The third-generation Iowa farmer questioned the agricultural giant's peddl...

Lynne Peeples

The Mosquito Wars: As West Nile Risks Rise, So Do Pesticide Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green

It's raining from the skies above Sacramento, Calif., and Miami. It's blasting out the back of trucks in Chicago and shooting from backpack-mounted gu...

Lynne Peeples

Dropping Poison From Planes: Are We Exposing Kids To Toxic Chemicals While Battling West Nile?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.14.2012 | Green

As parents in Sacramento County, Calif., put their kids to bed on Monday and Tuesday night, a pair of planes flying overhead doused a 30,000-acre area...

Armed With Pesticide, Bug Spray Bandit Robs Bank

Posted 01.08.2012 | Weird News

He was armed and dangerous -- particularly to insects. Law enforcement officials in California are seeking information about a man who robbed a Ran...

Lynne Peeples

Surprising New Dengue Weapon: Vaccinating Mosquitoes With Bacteria To Protect People

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

Dengue fever is on the rise around the world. As traditional folk dancers teach prevention in India, hospitals in the Philippines desperately add beds...

Is Propoxur the Way to Not Let the Bedbugs Bite?

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Some of you are no doubt scratching your heads, thinking: "There's gotta be an insecticide capable of offing these guys. Why can't the pointy-headed geniuses at the chemical companies make one?" As it turns out, they have.

Keeping the Skeeters Off

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The fight against mosquito bites can take many forms, from the myriad sartorial options available (for the fashion-challenged) to the stuff you spray or smooth on to your skin. But which are the safest?

Giving Thanks for Bees

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

This year, I give thanks to the 1.8 trillion honeybees that directly account for a quarter of a trillion dollars of worldwide commerce annually.

Neonicotinoids -- Destroying the Web of Life

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Each year, our global biosphere endures an onslaught of 5 billion pounds of insecticides. These insecticides have caused a dramatic decline for many common grassland bird species.

Get Off Your Grass and Create an Edible Lawn! with Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Mars

An estimated sixty-seven million pounds of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides are applied around homes and gardens yearly. Commercial and government landscapes, apply another 165 million pounds.

Resistance Bites Again

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Through our overuse of antibiotics, we are inadvertently breeding strains of bacteria that can invade our bodies, rendering doctors helpless to stop them -- because the drugs designed to attack them no longer work.

Oh That Chemical Feeling

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Congress is (finally) looking into the persistent and growing problem of persistent and bioaccumulating pollutants. Last week a Senate subcommittee he...

Eco-Hitched

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

I hope that the Sierra Club continues to support the new proposed bill more enthusiastically than they have the "greenwashing" efforts of their shot-gun bride, Clorox Corporation.