Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pesticide

In this photo taken Aug. 4, 2009 file photo, a crop duster sprays a field of crops just outside Headland, Alabama. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER WASHINGTON (AP) —€” 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 about 1,800 critically threatened ...
In this Jan. 16, 2015, file photo, ground-up marijuana flowers sit before potency testing at Analytical 360 in Yakima, Washington. (Kaitlyn Bernauer/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP, File)

BY GENE JOHNSON SEATTLE (AP) — More than two years after Washington state launched legal marijuana sales, it’s planning to test pot for banned pesticides more regularly. The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board said Thursday it’s paying the Washington Department ...
In this July 16, 2014, file photo, a bee works on a honeycomb the Gene Brandi Apiary in Los Banos, California.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found. It’s the first scientific risk assessment of ...
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