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Forestalling pesticide, antibiotic resistance possible, theory predicts
For years, farmers and agribusinesses have talked about being on the (2001-08-21)
Shifting liquid crystals may serve as personal, portable chemical sensors, Science researchers report
Liquid crystals formed from molecules weakly tethered to a nanotextured surface could form the basis of highly sensitive, wearable sensors to detect personal exposure to certain synthetic organic chemicals, researchers report in the 17 August 2001 issue of the journal Science. (2001-08-16)
New evidence of effects of environmental factors on male fertility
French and Argentinean researchers have found new evidence that environmental factors are contributing to male infertility and that they may worsen pre-existing genetic or medical risks. (2001-07-26)
Cornell-bred, blight-resistant potato variety -- New York 121 -- is sent to Russia for testing to stave off potato crisis
Russia is on the brink of a potato crisis ignited by the virulent, fungal-like pathogen, called late blight, that was responsible for the 19th century Irish potato famine. (2001-06-12)
Ill winds carry toxic dust
Urban ecology researchers, using images taken from the Landsat Satellite to map the movement of dust in Arizona, find that development of agricultural and industrial land on city boundaries may contribute to the health dangers of dust. (2001-05-29)
Household ant invasions are determined by weather, not pesticide use, new study finds
Using bug spray, bait and other household pesticides to prevent Argentine ant invasions is futile, according to a new study by Stanford researchers to be published in the journal American Midland Naturalist. (2001-04-24)
Gulf war veterans report more ill health than other service men and women
Gulf war veterans are twice as likely to report ill health as other service men and women. (2001-04-11)
Increased use of chemicals in agriculture worldwide seen as major environmental threat
Agriculture will be a major driver of global environmental change over the next 50 years, rivaling the effect of greenhouse gases in its impact, according to a new study published in this week's journal Science. (2001-04-11)
Pesticide, urbanization linked to frog declines
Though the California red-legged frog recently earned sweeping federal protection from habitat destruction, researchers from UC Davis and California State University, Sacramento, have found new evidence that their decline may also be pesticide-related. (2001-04-03)
A spread of a different kind
Writing in the March 15 issue of Environmental Science & Technology, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society, a team of British scientists say that butter could be used as an effective global monitor for persistent organic pollutants in the atmosphere since the pollutants accumulate in milk fat. (2001-03-13)
Study: living near where pesticides used may boost fetal death due to birth defects
Living close to areas where agricultural pesticides are applied may boost the risk of fetal death due to birth defects, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study indicates. (2001-02-12)
Combination of two widely used pesticides linked to Parkinson's disease
Scientists have shown that the combination of two widely used agricultural pesticides -- but neither one alone -- creates in mice the exact pattern of brain damage that doctors see in patients with Parkinson's disease. (2001-01-02)
USGS: Contaminants may play important role in California amphibian declines
Scientists have confirmed that agricultural contaminants may be an important factor in amphibian declines in California. (2000-12-06)
Zeolite technique speeds pesticide decomposition in water
A team of University of Maine chemists has reported that exposing pesticide-contaminated water to natural light and a mineral known as a zeolite can dramatically speed up the break down of the pesticide. (2000-11-27)
Just as you suspected: research shows a lot of things that taste bad are good for you
Brussels sprouts, grapefruit, cabbage, kale and mustard greens are among the foods that contain nutrients associated with cancer prevention and other health benefits. (2000-11-23)
Food poisoning bugs thrive in crop sprays
Eating fresh fruit may make you sick. Researchers in Canada have discovered that pesticide sprays encourage life- threatening bacteria to grow on crops, which could pose a threat to people eating raw fruit and vegetables. (2000-10-03)
Chemicals in carpet can linger long after exposure
The release of such substances from indoor sources such as mothballs in closets and cigarette smoke in carpeting is the subject of research presented in the current (October 1) issue of Environmental Science & Technology, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (2000-10-03)
Study shows farm work appears to protect against breast cancer
US women who live on farms are less likely to develop breast cancer than other women, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. (2000-09-11)
Farms and livestock leave their mark on the Chesapeake Bay
Pesticides, agricultural runoff and animal by-products are affecting fish, frogs and the overall state of the Chesapeake Bay. (2000-08-24)
Americans support FDA food biotech policies
This week, several activist groups again raised questions about food biotechnology. (2000-07-20)
McNair receives American Chemical Society's Calvin Giddings Award
Harold McNair of the Virginia Tech chemistry department has won the Year 2000 Calvin Giddings Award from the Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society. (2000-07-19)
In-home pesticide exposure increases Parkinson's risk
SAN DIEGO, CA - Pesticide use and exposure in the home and garden increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study of almost 500 people newly diagnosed with the disease. (2000-05-04)
Study finds children are exposed to pesticides
Pre-school children in agricultural communities may be exposed to high levels of pesticides. (2000-04-23)
Putting a price on the world: Special issue on economic valuation in environment journal
In a series of 12 articles on economic valuation of the environment, researchers present real-world and theoretical findings about the global marketplace called planet Earth. (2000-04-20)
Perils on your plate
Your Christmas dinner is full of natural substances that give lab rats cancer, warn a group of New York scientists who have put together a spoof Christmas menu designed to ridicule media scare stories about pesticides in food. (1999-12-20)
Evergreens help block pesticide from crop fields
Farmers should plant a line of evergreen trees around their crops to reduce the movement of pesticide sprays outside their fields, according to an Ohio State University study. (1999-11-15)
New study claims data on pollutants worldwide are unreliable, and that some may be less--or more--harmful than thought
Much of the information on pollution world-wide is flawed at best and could be entirely wrong, according to a just- published study, led by a visiting scientist at the University of Georgia. (1999-10-27)
USGS finds elevated levels of organochlorine pesticides in Aleutian bald eagles
Elevated levels of organochlorine pesticides such as DDE have been associated with low reproduction of nesting bald eagles on remote islands in the seemingly pristine Aleutian Archipelago in Alaska, according to recent USGS research. (1999-09-29)
USGS scientists tracking environmental damage from Floyd
While much of eastern North Carolina remains under water, U.S. (1999-09-23)
Genetic variation in sensitivity to estrogen may mask endocrine disruption
Genetically different strains of laboratory mice vary dramatically in their sensitivity to estrogen, say researchers at the University of California, Davis. (1999-08-19)
Children and environmental toxics: special symposium at New Orleans scientific meeting
The latest research on children's health and the environment - a relatively new area of scientific exploration - is the focus of a special three-day symposium. (1999-08-13)
Elvis of E. coli releases second food safety music CD
Who says learning about a serious subject, such as food safety, can't be fun? (1999-08-11)
Cedars-Sinai medical tip sheet (b)
1) Testosterone patch for women; 2) Pesticide levels found in amniotic fluid; 3) Molecular mechanism behind hormonal response to stress identified (1999-07-14)
Farming's genetic revolution has yet to materialise
New figures reveal that genetically engineered crops may not be bringing about the revolution in agricuture expected. (1999-07-07)
Many contaminants found in nation's streams, but few drinking-water standards exceeded, USGS report shows
In a look at water-quality conditions of 20 of the country's largest and most important river basins, the U.S. (1999-06-28)
Agriculture linked to red-legged frog decline in California
The global decline in amphibians has been attributed to everything from UV radiation to global warming. (1999-06-28)
Food Toxins, Molds, And Pesticide Residues To Be Reviewed At IFT Meeting
Pesticides, toxins, and molds... oh, my! These substances sound scary in relation to food; however, regulators, manufacturers, and scientists work hard to keep unwanted mold species, toxins, and pesticide residues out of the food supply. (1999-05-25)
Engineered Corn Can Kill Monarch Butterflies
An increasingly popular commercial corn, genetically engineered to produce a bacterial toxin to protect against corn pests, has an unwanted side effect: Its pollen kills monarch butterfly larvae in laboratory tests, according to a report by Cornell University researchers. (1999-05-19)
Breast Milk Of Women Who Eat Lake Ontario Fish Contains High Levels Of PCBs, UB Study Finds
Women who eat fish from Lake Ontario have significantly higher levels of PCBs and pesticides in their breast milk than women who do not eat Lake Ontario fish, results of a study of lactating women in the New York State Angler Cohort has shown. (1999-05-10)
Bacteria That Gorge On Rotting Waste Can Break Down DDT
Chicken manure, old newspapers or straw can be used to clean up land contaminated with dangerous chlorinated pesticides such as DDT, say Canadian scientists. (1999-05-05)
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