A coalition of health and environmental groups has stirred up a hornet’s nest at the State Department of Food and Agriculture, contending that the state is too quick to use pesticides to eradicate invasive pests.
Four vineyard workers were treated for respiratory problems Tuesday after being exposed to pesticides sprayed on Monday night.
Several lanes of southbound Interstate Highway 680 in San Jose were blocked Monday morning as crews cleaned up pesticides spilled in a crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A new guide published Monday by the Environmental Working Group, a public health advocacy organization, has released two lists detailing the amount of pesticides in fruit and vegetables.
Mosquitoes could be out for blood earlier than usual this year because of the recent warm weather, and that has vector control officials in Silicon Valley scheduling a helicopter spraying of a prime breeding ground for Friday morning.
Environmentalists are accusing the federal government of failing to prevent the pesticide poisonings of California condors and more than 200 other endangered and threatened species.
California agricultural officials say they have successfully beaten back an invasive species that was threatening the state’s wine industry.
BERKELEY (KCBS)_ Prenatal exposure to pesticides has been linked to attention problems in the latest research out of the University of California Berkeley.
Vector control crews plan to spray chemicals in West San Jose Tuesday night to curb spread of the West Nile virus.