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Bill to give local control over pesticide gets endorsement from pollinator advocates

Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics Mar 4, 2020 Advocates for pollinators and sustainable agriculture have endorsed a bill to permit Colorado localities to regulate the use and application of pesticides, which current state law largely prohibits.

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Pesticides damage the brains of baby bees, new research finds

By Katie Hunt, CNN  Updated 7:33 PM ET, Tue March 3, 2020 Bumblebees are in trouble. The odds of spotting the hardworking pollinators in Europe and America down by more than 30% since the last century.

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Making The Grass Greener in South Florida With Less Water – Opinion

By  UFIFAS  -  Feb 20, 2020 The nation’s largest irrigated crop is grown by amateurs. That’s just about anyone who has a lawn.

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EPA Takes Important Step to Reduce Unnecessary Animal Testing

Agency releases final guidance intended to reduce pesticide testing on birds while ensuring continued protection of public health​ Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took another important step carrying out Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s directive to reduce animal testing. The agency’s new science policy reduces testing on birds when the agency has enough other information to safely register outdoor pesticides.

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France’s Deadly Seaweed

Fueled by agricultural runoff, rotting seaweed on Brittany’s beaches is becoming an environmental and public health emergency. Authored by Lorraine Boissoneault February 11, 2020

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GULF SHRIMPERS FIGHT FOR THEIR LIVELIHOODS IN A FERTILIZER-FUELED DEAD ZONE

‘When the dead zone comes, it just kills everything.’ By: Spike Johnson    Reporter   This story was published in partnership with Grist and The World.

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Cancel Earthworms

The “crazy worms” remaking forests aren’t your friendly neighborhood garden worms. Then again, those aren’t so great either. Story by Julia Rosen​     JANUARY 23, 2020

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The Strange Psychology of the American Lawn

  Why are we so obsessed with our lawns, and why does it matter? By: Austin Perlmutter M.D. The Modern Brain  Posted Feb 12, 2020 Source: Lisa Fotios/Pexels

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A remedy for harmful algal blooms? Scientist thinks he's found one

"We're going to see cleaner water and we're going to see it at a large scale. It will work" Natalie McMyn Covering the entire 40 acres of Lake Newport was a thick, green mat of algae. Looking across the lake in Youngstown, Ohio, last September, Peter Moeller, a government researcher, wondered if his experimental treatment could heal the lake by removing the toxin-producing cyanobacteria.

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