Toxic Pesticide-Ridden Soil Detected At Site For New Bay Area SchoolThe Morgan Hill Unified School District discovered soil laced with a highly toxic pesticide in a field where a school is slated to be built.
Chemicals Believed To Harm Bees Being Phased Out Of Popular PesticidesGarden-care giant Ortho said Tuesday that it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm bees as concerns rise about the health of the insects that pollinate a big portion of plants that people eat.
EPA Considers Ban On Pesticide That Sickens Farmworkers, Infants, Threatens WildlifeThe EPA may ban the use of chlorpyrifos, a widely used insecticide that is sprayed on a variety of crops including oranges, apples, cherries, grapes, broccoli and asparagus.
Helicopter Pilot Killed In Crash Near Salinas While Spraying Lettuce FieldA pilot with 41 years of experience died in a helicopter crash west of Salinas on Saturday, his sister said Monday.
21st Century Crop Dusting: FAA Approves Large Drone Use On FarmsA drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States.
Local Pesticide Concerns Lead To Positive Changes In Public SchoolsOne Los Angeles mom created broad-based environmental change in California's public schools, ushering in a new era of health and toxin avoidance for kids.
Organic Farmers Object To California Pest-Management PlanOrganic farmers and environmentalists are challenging California's strategy on pesticides and crop pests.
Bay Area Environmental Group Suing EPA Over Pesticide DriftOn Wednesday, a Bay Area environmental group will file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the feds of not protecting children from pesticide drift.
Spraying For Guava Fruit Flies Begins In San JoseCalifornia Department of Food and Agriculture employees started spraying a pesticide on trees in East San Jose Wednesday to prevent guava fruit flies from damaging fruit crops, officials said.
DDT Discharge Still Polluting SF Bay Near Richmond Despite Clean Up EffortsA half-century after California officials found that large amounts of the pesticide DDT were discharged into a San Francisco Bay canal, the chemical is still poisoning fish and posing a threat to human health.
Narsai David: Organic Does Not Mean Pesticide Free
Environmentalists Fear New California Pesticide Plan Will Threaten Public HealthThe state is trying to rush a new plan for dealing with invasive insects that will hurt farmers and could prevent Californians from blocking any kind of pesticide spraying in the future, according to a coalition of environmental and health leaders.