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New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada

Jun 25, 2014
New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of “bee-friendly” plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada

Washington, D.C. June 25, 2014 - Many "bee-friendly" home garden plants sold at Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) have been pre-treated with pesticides shown to harm and kill bees, according to a study released today by Friends of the Earth and allies.

The study, Gardeners Beware 2014, shows...

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New Report: Electric Cars Are Putting the Brakes on Pollution

Jun 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 24, 2014 - More than 220,000 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are on America's roads today, delivering real benefits for our health and our environment, according to a new report released today by Environment America Research and Policy Center. In just the last two years, annual sales of electric vehicles have...

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Protecting and connecting the Flathead National Forest

Jun 24, 2014
Protecting and connecting the Flathead National Forest

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Icebergs strip away rich Antarctic habitat

Jun 23, 2014
Icebergs strip away rich Antarctic habitat

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Regional weather extremes linked to atmospheric variations

Jun 23, 2014

June 22, 2014 - Variations in high-altitude wind patterns expose particular parts of Europe, Asia and the US to different extreme weather conditions, a new study has shown.

Changes to air flow patterns around the Northern Hemisphere are a major influence on prolonged bouts of unseasonal weather – whether it be hot, cold, wet or...

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Health: Study shows BPA exposure during fetal development raises risk of precancerous prostate lesions

Jun 23, 2014

CHICAGO, IL. June 22, 2014 — A new study has found for the first time that the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) reprograms the developing prostate, making the gland more susceptible to precancerous lesions and other diseases later in a man's life. The results will be reported Sunday at the joint meeting of the...

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USDA Provides $8 Million to Help Boost Declining Honey Bee Population

Jun 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), today announced $8 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) incentives for Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin farmers and ranchers who establish new habitats for declining honey bee populations. More than half of the commercially managed honey bees are in these...

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Far North At Risk Unless Ontario Adopts New, Inclusive Planning Process: Report

Jun 20, 2014
Far North At Risk Unless Ontario Adopts New, Inclusive Planning Process: Report

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American Bird Conservancy Sues Feds Over 30-Year Eagle Kill Rule

Jun 20, 2014
American Bird Conservancy Sues Feds Over 30-Year Eagle Kill Rule

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Environment: U.S. loses 1.7 billion tons of soil per year from just cropland

Jun 19, 2014
Environment: U.S.  loses 1.7 billion tons of soil per year from just cropland

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