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Environment: Pollutants found in skin and blubber of English Channel dolphins
High levels of pollutants, such as industrial fluids and mercury, may have accumulated in the blubber and skin of one of the largest coastal populations of dolphins in Europe, a study in Scientific Reports indicates. (2019-09-12)
Controversial insecticides shown to threaten survival of wild birds
New University of Saskatchewan research shows how the world's most widely used insecticides could be partly responsible for dramatic declines in farmland bird populations. (2019-09-12)
Neonicotinoid insecticides cause rapid weight loss and travel delays in migrating songbirds
Songbirds exposed to imidacloprid, a widely used neonicotinoid insecticide, exhibit anorexic behavior, reduced body weight and delays in their migratory itinerary, according to a new study. (2019-09-12)
EPA announces plan to end required animal tests for chemical safety testing
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today that animal testing to assess the safety of products under EPA's authority will be substantially reduced in 6 years and phased out by 2035. (2019-09-10)
Prenatal pesticide exposure linked to changes in teen's brain activity
Prenatal exposure to the organophosphate pesticides has been linked to poorer cognition and behavior problems in children. (2019-08-27)
How bees live with bacteria
More than 90 percent of all bee species are not organized in colonies, but fight their way through life alone. (2019-08-27)
Wild ground-nesting bees might be exposed to lethal levels of neonics in soil
In a first-ever study investigating the risk of neonicotinoid insecticides to ground-nesting bees, University of Guelph researchers have discovered hoary squash bees are being exposed to lethal levels of the chemicals in the soil. (2019-08-26)
Urban stormwater could release contaminants to ground, surface waters
A good rainstorm can make a city feel clean and revitalized. (2019-08-21)
Pesticides deliver a one-two punch to honey bees
A new paper in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry reveals that adjuvants, chemicals commonly added to pesticides, amplify toxicity affecting mortality rates, flight intensity, colony intensity, and pupae development in honey bees. (2019-08-05)
'Intensive' beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases
More 'intensive' beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, new research suggests. (2019-07-17)
Plant probe could help estimate bee exposure to neonicotinoid insecticides
Bee populations are declining, and neonicotinoid pesticides continue to be investigated -- and in some cases banned -- because of their suspected role as a contributing factor. (2019-07-17)
Pesticide exposure linked to teen depression in agricultural communities
Adolescent depression increases with exposure to pesticides, a study in the Ecuadorian Andes shows. (2019-07-02)
Organic farming enhances honeybee colony performance
A team of researchers from the CNRS, INRA, and the University of La Rochelle is now the first to have demonstrated that organic farming benefits honeybee colonies, especially when food is scarce in late spring. (2019-06-26)
The case of the poisoned songbirds
Researchers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Wildlife Investigations Laboratory present their results from a toxicological investigation into a mortality event involving songbirds in a new publication in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. (2019-06-26)
FEFU scientist reported on concentration of pesticides in marine organisms
According to ecotoxicologist from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), from the 90s and during 2000s in the tissues of Russian Far Eastern mussels the concentration of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) that had been globally used in agriculture in the mid-twentieth century has increased about ten times. (2019-06-19)
Biting backfire: Some mosquitoes actually benefit from pesticide application
The common perception that pesticides reduce or eliminate target insect species may not always hold. (2019-06-17)
USA lags behind EU, Brazil and China in banning harmful pesticides
Many pesticides that have been banned or are being phased out in the EU, Brazil and China, are still widely used in the USA, according to a study published in the open access journal Environmental Health. (2019-06-06)
Verifying 'organic' foods
Organic foods are increasingly popular -- and pricey. Organic fruits and vegetables are grown without synthetic pesticides, and because of that, they are often perceived to be more healthful than those grown with these substances. (2019-06-05)
Hypertension found in children exposed to flower pesticides
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found higher blood pressure and pesticide exposures in children associated with a heightened pesticide spraying period around the Mother's Day flower harvest. (2019-05-22)
Toward zero hunger: More food or a smarter food system?
When thinking about ways to end global hunger, many scholars focus too narrowly on increasing crop yields while overlooking other critical aspects of the food system. (2019-05-21)
How plant viruses can be used to ward off pests and keep plants healthy
Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more effective at controlling infestations while limiting their toxicity to the environment. (2019-05-20)
Transfer of EU powers leads to silent erosion of UK pesticide regulation
New analysis by the UK Trade Policy Observatory is warning of a significant weakening of enforcement arrangements covering the approval of pesticides as part of legislative changes carried out under the EU Withdrawal Act. (2019-05-15)
Chronic kidney disease epidemic may be result of high heat, toxins
A mysterious epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers may be caused by a combination of increasingly hot temperatures, toxins and infections, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (2019-05-08)
Study finds lifestyle factors that could harden arteries
A new study from the University of Georgia pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries. (2019-05-06)
Sussex mathematician's breakthrough on non-toxic pest control
Breakthrough 'gene silencing' technique uses naturally occurring soil bacteria to kill specific crop-destroying pests without harming other insects or the environment. (2019-05-02)
Do additives help the soil?
A UBC researcher is using her latest study to question whether soil additives are worth their salt. (2019-05-01)
New study finds river wildlife contain cocaine, pharmaceuticals and pesticides
For the first time, researchers at King's College London, in collaboration with the University of Suffolk, have found a diverse array of chemicals, including illicit drugs and pesticides in UK river wildlife. (2019-04-30)
Novel method developed by HKBU scholars could help produce purer, safer drugs
Novel method developed by HKBU scholars could help produce purer, safer drugs (2019-04-29)
Field trial with neonicotinoids: Honeybees are much more robust than bumblebees
The insecticide clothianidin affects different species of bees in different ways. (2019-04-23)
Tiny traces of neonicotinoid pesticides impair insects' ability to spot predators
Traces of neonicotinoid pesticides can impair a flying insect's ability to spot predators and avoid collisions with objects in their path. (2019-04-10)
Pesticide cocktail can harm honey bees
A series of tests conducted over several years by scientists at UC San Diego have shown for the first time that Sivanto, developed by Bayer CropScience AG and first registered for commercial use in 2014, could pose a range of threats to honey bees depending on seasonality, bee age and use in combination with common chemicals such as fungicides. (2019-04-10)
Banned pesticides in Europe's rivers
Tests of Europe's rivers and canals have revealed more than 100 pesticides -- including 24 that are not licensed for use in the EU. (2019-04-08)
Autonomous weed control via smart robots
Soybean fields are becoming increasingly infested with a glyphosate-resistant weed called 'palmer amaranth.' One pesticide currently used for controlling it is 'Dicamba,' but it has devastating effects on adjacent areas, because it tends to drift when sprayed during windy conditions. (2019-03-27)
Plant seed research provides basis for sustainable alternatives to chemical fertilizers
Scientists assessed the seed microbiomes of two successive plant generations for the first time and discovered that seeds are an important vector for transmission of beneficial endophytes across generations. (2019-03-25)
Breakthrough in fight against plant diseases
A global research team including scientists from La Trobe University have identified specific locations within plants' chromosomes capable of transferring immunity to their offspring. (2019-03-20)
Early exposure to pesticides linked to small increased risk of autism spectrum disorder
Exposure to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in the first year of life is associated with a small to moderately increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with infants of women without such exposure, finds a study published in The BMJ today. (2019-03-20)
Researchers: Pesticides influence ground-nesting bee development and longevity
Results from a new study suggest that bees might be exposed to pesticides in more ways than we thought, and it could impact their development significantly. (2019-03-13)
Scientists warn about the dangerous interaction of plant protection products
A recent study by researchers at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Ghend, and Cardiff University found that the toxins used in agriculture to combat insect pests and fungi can be more dangerous than expected. (2019-03-12)
Researchers show how coffee growers can optimize profits, sustainably
First study to quantify economic trade-offs of shifting from conventional to shade-grown coffee production. (2019-03-12)
Insects in decline: On farmland, latecomers lose out
Wild bees in Europe are in trouble -- more than 50 percent of local species are now classified as endangered. (2019-03-07)
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