Monsanto Ordered To Pay Former Groundskeeper Nearly $290 Million In DamagesA San Francisco jury Friday ruled in favor of a former Benicia Unified School District groundskeeper who blamed his deadly cancer on the popular herbicide "Roundup" and sued its manufacturer Monsanto for damages.
Fed Court in S.F. Orders Pesticide Ban, Says EPA Violated LawThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the EPA to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days.
Toxic Pesticide Use Rising At Illegal California Pot FarmsResearchers and U.S. authorities are finding what they say is an alarming increase in the use of a powerful banned pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California.
San Jose Man Jailed For Selling Unsafe Pesticide To ConsumersA 46-year-old San Jose man was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail for selling a cockroach and bedbug pesticide he claimed to be safe to use inside homes.
'Insidious' Drinking Water Carcinogen Has California Water Customers Facing Rate HikesNearly 100 public drinking water systems in California have excessive levels of the potent carcinogen 1,2,3-trichloropropane, known as TCP.
California Fights EPA Decision To Allow Neurotoxic Pesticide On FoodCalifornia is fighting against the EPA administrator's decision to allow a neurotoxic pesticide to be sprayed on food crops.
EPA Declines To Ban Pesticide Found To Do Harm To Children's BrainsEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said that by not banning chlorpyrifos he gave "regulatory certainty" to thousands of farms relying on the pesticide.
State Wants Warning On Popular Weed KillerA battle over the main ingredient in Roundup, a popular weed killer sprayed by farmers and home gardeners worldwide, is coming to a head in California.
Toxic Pesticide-Ridden Soil Detected At Site For New Bay Area SchoolThe Morgan Hill Unified School District discovered soil laced with a highly toxic pesticide in a field where a school is slated to be built.
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.
EPA Considers Ban On Pesticide That Sickens Farmworkers, Infants, Threatens WildlifeThe EPA may ban the use of chlorpyrifos, a widely used insecticide that is sprayed on a variety of crops including oranges, apples, cherries, grapes, broccoli and asparagus.