posted on May 8, 2015 at 4:29 PM
A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday.
posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:38 PM
A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.
posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:28 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to strengthen 20-year-old standards aimed at protecting farmworkers from toxic pesticides.
posted on November 1, 2013 at 5:25 PM
The rise in what were once considered rare health problems in Argentina appears to correspond with the introduction of genetically engineered crops.
posted on May 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM
The disorder has caused as much as one-third of the nation's bees to just disappear each winter since 2006.
posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM
European Union Plans to restrict three neonicotinoid pesticides on plants and cereals that attract bees.
posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:15 PM
Proposal restricts the use of three pesticides.
posted on November 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM
Farmers said the buffer zones would devastate agriculture, foresters said they would hamper efforts to replant near streams.
posted on March 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A common class of pesticide is causing problems for honeybees and bumblebees, important species already in trouble, two studies suggest.
But the findings don't explain all the reasons behind a long-running bee decline, and other...
posted on March 23, 2012 at 3:04 PM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The maker of a controversial strawberrypesticide said it's pulling all sales of the chemical from the U.S.market, surprising growers and environmentalists. Tokyo-based Arysta LifeScience Inc. said late...
posted on March 23, 2012 at 2:39 PM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations filed a petition Wednesday, asking federal regulators to suspend use of a pesticide they say harms honeybees.
The group is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection...
posted on July 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Among the wildflowers and native grasses in the garden atop Chicago's City Hall stand two beehives where more than 100,000 bees come and go in patterns more graceful, but just as busy, as the traffic on the street 11 stories below.
posted on April 15, 2011 at 3:04 PM
CHAMPAIGN, Ill (AP) -- A group of researchers says the threat posed to bats by a fatal disease isn't just a threat to the animals but to American agriculture, one they believe farmers and consumers alike scarcely appreciate.
posted on August 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers have a new clue to the collapse of honey bee colonies across the country — damage to the bees' internal "factories" that produce proteins. Theories about the cause of bee colony collapse have included viruses, mites,...
posted on November 21, 2008 at 8:11 PM
GRANTS PASS, Ore (AP) -- Farms and orchards that continue to use three pesticides that harm salmon will have to greatly expand buffer zones around their fields so the chemicals don't reach streams, federal biologists ruled Tuesday.