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EU urged to act against pesticides to fight insect decline

BRUSSELS (AP) - Environmental groups are urging the European Union to take drastic action to protect insects, saying in a report Tuesday that more...

Thailand bans use of paraquat and other toxic farm chemicals

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's government agreed Tuesday to ban the use of three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health.The government's National...

Correction: Weed Killer-Label story

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - In a story Aug. 9 about a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcement regarding the chemical glyphosate, The Associated Press misspelled...

California to ban pesticide said to harm child development

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's most productive agricultural state will ban a widely used pesticide blamed for harming brain development in babies, California...

California recommends restrictions for popular pesticide

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California regulators recommended new restrictions Thursday on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies.The Department of...

Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the...

Court: EPA violated law on harmful pesticide, orders ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court says the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PY-ri-fos) on the market...

Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine

HONOLULU (AP) - Critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness company Syngenta for violations of pesticide...

California bans use of some farming pesticides near schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California has banned farmers from using certain pesticides near schools and day care centers under a new rule announced Tuesday...

California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health...