Showing posts from February 26, 2014

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

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