California Unveils Nation's Strictest Rules On Noxious Pesticide UseCalifornia farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce.
Santa Clara County's Supply Of Free Mosquito Larvae-Eating Fish For Distribution Nearly GoneThis year's supply of mosquitofish is nearly gone in Santa Clara County, but the county's Vector Control District is planning to renew in April its program offering the mosquito larvae-eating fish for free to the public.
Organic Farmers Object To California Pest-Management PlanOrganic farmers and environmentalists are challenging California's strategy on pesticides and crop pests.
Link Between Pregnant Women Exposed To Agricultural Pesticides And Autism Found, Study SaysA new study from UC Davis released on Monday found that pregnant women living nearby fields where agricultural pesticides are used, have a higher risk of having a child with developmental delays.
Bee Hive Thefts Prove California’s Central Valley Beekeeping Is Big Business Central Valley beekeepers are losing tens of thousands of dollars to thieves making off with beehives.
Big Sur Condors Hurt By Banned Pesticide DDTCondors were reintroduced to the rugged coast of Big Sur in 1997. Now, researchers say the banned pesticide DDT has harmed the birds' ability to reproduce in the wild.
Loophole Allows Fumigants On California's Organic StrawberriesStrawberries are a summer favorite for many. But there is something about the organic ones that consumers don't know about: they are not actually 100 percent organic.
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.
Watsonville Strawberry Grower Fined For Illegal Pesticide UseA Central Coast strawberry farmer has agreed to pay a fine and destroy some of his berries after state regulators found he used an illegal pesticide on them.
Home Air Quality: Are Americans Suffocating Themselves?The EPA now considers poor indoor air quality to be a top risk to public health.
Pesticides May Be To Blame For Bee Die-Off In California, NationHoneybees have been dying at an alarming rate for years, but a new government survey shows nearly a third of the nation's honeybees died over the winter. Some beekeepers said the problem may have to do with what is being sprayed on the food we eat.
3-Alarm Fire Rips Through San Jose NurseryFirefighters battled a three-alarm fire in a commercial nursery in San Jose late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, a San Jose fire captain said.