Study Links Bangladeshi Children’s Deaths To Pesticide

The death of 13 children in Bangladesh has been linked to the use of a pesticide known as Endosulfan.

A "Do Not Enter" sign marks a field of head cabbage during the spraying of pesticides near Chualar, Calif., Monday, Sept. 16, 2002. (AP Photo/Mike Fiala)

The sudden deaths of 13 children in a remote village in Bangladesh was caused by exposure to a routinely used pesticide applied in a nearby lychee tree orchard, according to a scientific report released Monday. The study published in American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene shed light on a mystery occurring in 2012, where 13 children


Despite Ag Industry Efforts, First Bee Species Listed As Endangered

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of the Interior officially added the rusty patched bumblebee to the endangered species list, sparking concerns about the rapid decline of the bee population.

The rusty-patched Bumble bee (Bombus affinis) has become the first bee species to be officially placed on the endangered species list (Photo: Photo: Dan Mullen/Flickr)

MINNEAPOLIS - While proposals to place honeybees on the endangered species list have been in speculation for months, some have argued that the population of the world’s most important pollinator could still make a comeback. However, that has proven not to be the case, as the first bee species has now been officially placed on the endangered species


Report: Israeli Authorities ‘Knowingly Facilitate’ Entry Of Banned Pesticides Into Occupied West Bank

Environmental groups say that Israeli authorities are facilitating pollution and violating human rights in illegal Israeli settlements. 

A Palestinian farmer cuts wheat in the village of Azmoot, just outside the West Bank city of Nablus, Sunday, June 2, 2002. (AP/Nasser Ishtayeh)

(REPORT) --- Israel has been facilitating the illegal trade and manufacturing of deadly pesticides within illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory, according to a recent investigation. The use of pesticide has not only contaminated the local environment and food sources, but has led to serious human rights abuses, according to the


Video: New Court Ruling Could Transform Bee Deaths Debate

Some scientists and NGOs pin blame for bee deaths on pesticides known as neonicotinoids, the chemical companies which make neonics have said the parasitic mite is harming the bees.

A bee approaches landing on a blossom at a farmers field. The federal government is finally acknowledging and addressing colony collapse disorder.

Bee populations have been in decline across the world for a number of years, but the reason for this drop off is hotly disputed. Some scientists and NGOs have pinned the blame on pesticides known as neonicotinoids. Meanwhile, the chemical companies which make neonics have said the parasitic mite Varroa Destructor is harming bees. A new


Watch: Are England’s Forests Disappearing?

2017 will be one to watch – and challenge – for nature.

Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) bloom in an ancient woodland forest (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

(REPORT) — If has been a year of bad omens for the UK’s natural world. One in ten wildlife species are now at risk of extinction, the landmark State of Nature report announced in September. In sheer numbers, one in six of the country’s animals, birds, fish and plants have already been lost. The UK is now “among the most nature depleted


Unpublished Studies By Chemical Giants Detail Pesticide Effects On Bees

Chemical giants Bayer and Syngenta commissioned private […]

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Chemical giants Bayer and Syngenta commissioned private studies which showed that their neonicotinoid pesticides can cause serious harm to bees, a Greenpeace investigation has uncovered. The revelations come with the UK set to decide its own policy on pesticide use once it leaves the EU. The UK lobbied against the current EU ban when it was