Dow Chemical Subsidiary Sued Over Pesticide Use In CaliforniaChemical manufacturing giant Dow fails to warn people in farming communities throughout California when a potentially dangerous pesticide is applied to nearby fields, health advocates claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Pesticides, DDT Found In Animals At Sequoia National ParkA new study on the long term impact of agricultural pesticides has found traces of so-called "legacy pollutants" including DDT in Western pond turtles, insects and soil sediment at Sequoia National Park.
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.
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.

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