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Pesticides

Crop Duster sprays field (AP)

Link Between Pregnant Women Exposed To Agricultural Pesticides And Autism Found, Study Says

A 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.

06/23/2014

Honey bees in an apiary. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

05/06/2014

A California condor. (AP)

Big Sur Condors Hurt By Banned Pesticide DDT

Condors 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.

09/15/2013

Strawberries. (CBS)

Loophole Allows Fumigants On California’s Organic Strawberries

Strawberries 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.

08/06/2013

A strawberry field in Tehama County. (CBS)

Bay Area Environmental Group Suing EPA Over Pesticide Drift

On 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.

07/24/2013

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Watsonville Strawberry Grower Fined For Illegal Pesticide Use

A 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.

06/20/2013

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Home Air Quality: Are Americans Suffocating Themselves?

The EPA now considers poor indoor air quality to be a top risk to public health.

06/10/2013

Honey bees in an apiary. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

Pesticides May Be To Blame For Bee Die-Off In California, Nation

Honeybees 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.

05/23/2013

San Jose Firefighters on the scene of a 3-alarm nursery fire.  (Courtesy: Craig Allyn Rose, SJFD)

3-Alarm Fire Rips Through San Jose Nursery

Firefighters 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.

08/29/2012

Water flows toward the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge from San Pablo Bay (CBS)

Richmond Superfund Site Remains Contaminated Despite EPA Cleanup

Fish at 2 waterways in Richmond’s Inner Harbor have shown steadily higher levels of pesticide contamination despite the clean-up of an adjacent Superfund site more than 16 years ago.

01/05/2012

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