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Limits Sought in the States on Weed Killer Glyphosate (Roundup) to Help Monarch Butterflies

Los Angeles Times With monarch butterfly populations rapidly dwindling, a conservation organization on Monday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement tougher rules for the weed killer glyphosate — Details here. Please also read:   " Field of Nightmares -  Ottawa continues to embrace the widespread use of Roundup on Canadian farms by letting corporate seduction trump scientific evidence." "Dangerous Ditches -   Manitoba’s “war on weeds” comes complete with powerful herbicides, questionable spraying practices and collateral damage."

China's Toxic Air Pollution Resembles Nuclear Winter, say Scientists

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the guardian Air pollution now impeding photosynthesis and potentially wreaking havoc on country's food supply, experts warn. Full story here. Shenyang, China. Photograph: Sheng Li/Reuters