Friday, April 17, 2009

How many pets are poisoned by lawn pesticides?...And More

Pesticides Found In Soil Near Schools
KPHO Phoenix - Phoenix,AZ,USA
PHOENIX -- Students at two Valley schools are staying inside after construction crews found pesticides in the soil. Parents of students at Westwind ...
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Earth Day brings pesticide ban
The Post - Ontario - Hanover,Canada
On Earth Day, April 22, Ontario's cosmetic pesticides ban will go into effect. The ban prohibits the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes on ...
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Parents worried after pesticides found at 2 Phoenix schools
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) - Phoenix,AZ,USA
Parents and school officials of two west Phoenix schools are waiting for answers after pesticides were on the campus. Westwind Elementary and Westwind ...
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Potential endocrine-disrupting pesticides to be tested
Green Right Now - Los Angeles,CA,USA
I'll be picking up trash/cleaning a park/clearing debris By Harriet Blake The EPA has issued a list of pesticides that will be screened for possibly ...
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EPA Moves Toward Testing of Potentially Dangerous Pesticides
Kitsap Sun - WA, United States
The Environmental Protection Agency will soon order the manufacturers of 67 pesticides to conduct tests to determine if chemical ingredients in their ...
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State investigating claims of pesticide exposure at an Immokalee farm
Naples Daily News - Naples,FL,USA
By TRACY X. MIGUEL (Contact) IMMOKALEE — The state is investigating an Immokalee farm for its use of pesticide, which may have hospitalized two pregnant ...
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Pesticide found in muscle of one deer out of five, scientists ...
Shelter Island Reporter - Shelter Island,NY,USA
By Cara Loriz 0 comments below One Island deer out of five culled in December and sampled by Cornell University scientists tested positive for permethrin in ...
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Nation: BRIEFLY: NSA eavesdropping halted
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
The EPA announced Wednesday it will order pesticide manufacturers for the first time to test 67 chemicals contained in their products to determine if they ...
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Pesticide exposure alleged at Immokalee farm
The News-Press - Fort Myers,FL,USA
Health officials said signs of acute pesticide exposure can include headache, fatigue, and nausea. Labra said one of the women was rushed to the hospital ...
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Organic lifestyles come to campus In honor of earth day
The Advocate - Mt. Hood,OR,USA
While hugging trees, riding bikes, and buying organic products might seem eco-friendly to some people, the students of MHCC's Sustainability, ...
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Gary Bogue: "Wild Gardening" means using no pesticides
Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek,CA,USA
Instead of using pesticides, we designed our yard and garden to attract local wildlife so we can let them take care of any "pests. ...
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How many pets are poisoned by lawn pesticides?
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
By DAN SHAPLEY Dogs and cats may be more vulnerable to pesticide poisoning than their human companions. After all, they nose around close to the ground, ...
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Organic garden offers a hands-on experience
San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego,CA,USA
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning, students from City College and surrounding high schools work alongside professional organic farmers and ...
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Pennsylvania Helping Producers Transition to Organic Farming
Gant Daily - Clearfield,PA,USA
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania producers working to transition their conventional operations to certified organic farms may be eligible for help offsetting the ...
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U-pick, I pick: When plucking berries, try organic
Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg,FL,USA
This year my husband and I decided to do something different: organic U-pick. Make no mistake, we're not health purists. I'll eat my organic produce right ...
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Sierra Club and the Organic Consumers Association Call on ...
Common Dreams (press release) - Portland,ME,USA
The Organic Consumers Association agrees that the risks posed by the current trajectory of genetic engineering in the fields of agriculture are profound. ...
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Future looking bright for organic farming
Aurora News Register - Aurora,NE,USA
by James Hanson organic foods continue to gain popularity and organic farming is becoming an attractive option for many farmers. Hansen’s farm near Marquette ...
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More enforcement needed for pesticide spray regulations
The Western Star (Corner Brook) - Final - 10-01-2002 - 413 words
Karen Griffin - Judie Squires says someone needs to patrol the companies that spray residential areas for pesticides because she's observed nine violations of the Environmental Protection Act in her Paradise neighborhood alone


Spray woes: Province falling down on monitoring pesticides
The Telegram (St. John's) - Final - 10-01-2002 - 253 words
Judie Squires - environment to become poisoned? A temporary ban on all residential pesticides has to be put into place, to protect us, our wildlife and our environment as a whole. Judie Squires Paradise


Government lax on cosmetic pesticide regulation: advocate
The Telegram (St. John's) - 08-28-2004 - 613 words
Stokes Sullivan, Deana - Despite increased awareness about adverse health effects from pesticides, Judie Squires, a member of the Pesticide Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, isn't optimistic the province will ban cosmetic use


Woman doesn't expect cosmetic pesticide ban any time soon
The Western Star (Corner Brook) - 08-30-2004 - 712 words
Stokes Sullivan, Deana - Despite increased awareness about adverse health effects from pesticides, Judie Squires, a member of the Pesticide Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador, isn't optimistic that the province will ban the


Province lagging behind in pesticide control
The Telegram (St. John's) - 09-04-2005 - 496 words
Squires, Judie - it to do is to prohibit the cosmetic use of synthetic pesticides altogether in order to protect our citizens and the environment. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's


The two sides to pesticide use
The Telegram (St. John's) - 07-16-2006 - 781 words
Judie Squires - health of your families. When Canada's most respected health authorities tell us pesticides threaten our health, we should all be listening. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's


Inquiry implicates BTk
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 353 words
DEANA STOKES SULLIVAN - of trees. The live spores can be inhaled by humans and animals exposed to BT. Judie Squires, secretary of the Northeast Avalon Group of the Sierra Club, says despite claims that


Delayed pesticide laws 'disappointing'
The Telegram (St. John's) - 06-24-2006 - 833 words
DEANA STOKES SULLIVAN - at the end of this year. These products will only be sold to certified dealers. Judie Squires, secretary of the newly formed Northeast Avalon Group of the Sierra Club, isn't


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Time for provincial lawn pesticide regulation
The Telegram (St. John's) - 03-14-2009 - 419 words
pesticides. Please join me in lobbying our province for a pesticide ban Judie Squires Portugal Cove...

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