California 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.
This 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 and environmentalists are challenging California’s strategy on pesticides and crop pests.
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.
Central Valley beekeepers are losing tens of thousands of dollars to thieves making off with beehives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The EPA now considers poor indoor air quality to be a top risk to public health.