Stories tagged: pesticide
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Investigation finds 30 children, adults exposed to pesticide
At least 30 children and adults are believed to have been affected at a Coos Bay childcare center where they were exposed to pesticide, according to a state investigation.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Not so sweet: 75 percent of honey samples had key pesticide
When researchers collected honey samples from around the world, they found that three-quarters of them had a common type of pesticide suspected of playing a role in the decline of …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban
The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule
The House on Wednesday passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near rivers and lakes file for a permit.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Pesticide maker Dow Chemical tries to kill risk study
Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops
The Trump Administration on Wednesday denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a push …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
High pesticide level leads to Oregon marijuana recall
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has issued its first recall of recreational marijuana.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
4 children killed after pesticide released toxic gas underneath their home, police say
By the time first responders arrived at the home in Amarillo early Monday, one child inside was already unconscious.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 7:58 p.m.
SEC awards $22 million to Monsanto whistleblower
A former Monsanto financial executive who blew the whistle on the company’s accounting practices has been awarded a $22.4 million share of the government’s settlement with Monsanto, according to his …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Ortho to drop chemicals linked to bee declines
Garden-care giant Ortho says it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm bees.
Tue., May 28, 2013, 12:08 p.m.
Wal-Mart pleads guilty in Calif hazardous waste
SAN FRANCISCO — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has pleaded guilty to charges the company dumped hazardous waste in California.
Fri., Aug. 1, 1997
Bt Kills Garden Pests, Won’t Harm Other Creatures
The velvety green cabbageworms that chew leaves of broccoli and cabbage to shreds can be stopped by making these insect pests sick. And the way you do this is by …
Thu., June 15, 1995
Ddt Quality May Cause Malformed Male Sex Organs
A newly discovered biological property of DDT may be a key factor in the worldwide rise of male reproductive abnormalities in animals and humans, including malformed sexual organs, testicular cancer …
Thu., May 4, 1995
Residents Oppose Spray Plan For Budworms Lopsided Response At Hearing On Boise Cascade Use Of Carbaryl
Despite assurances from a timber company and state officials, many residents here fear a potent insecticide sprayed from a helicopter will harm their children, animals and water supply. Many of …
Sun., Feb. 12, 1995
Vets, Viets Discuss Agent Orange
A group of U.S. veterans offered Saturday to help Vietnamese hospitals obtain used American medical equipment so they can treat and study victims of Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam …
Sat., Feb. 4, 1995
Apple Shipments To Japan Halted
An apple packer said Friday his company has stopped shipping apples to Japan until it learns how a fungicide got on two apples tested in a random sample by a …