Thursday, May 7, 2009

Girl poisoned by pesticide container...and more

Girl poisoned by pesticide container
Yemen Observer - Sana'a,Yemen
The victim's family said that she found a jug which had previously contained pesticides, unknowingly filled it with water, and took it home. ...
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Killer pesticides
The Daily Star - Dhaka,Bangladesh
One of the children that survived the over use of pesticides on cropland at Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka. Photo: SK Enamul Haq Excessive use of pesticides on ...
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Sabah probes ‘fishing with pesticides' claim
Malaysia Star - Malaysia
KOTA KINABALU: A probe is under way into reports that pesticides are being used to catch fish in a pristine river in the southwestern Sipitang district ...
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Pesticide poisoning proving lethal
The Daily Star - Dhaka,Bangladesh
This brings us to the question as to whether any authority remains designated to be monitoring the use of pesticides across the length and breadth of the ...
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Groups Say New Pesticide Could Hurt Bees
Courthouse News Service - Pasadena,CA,USA
MANHATTAN (CN) - Even as honeybees suffer widespread mortality from a mysterious disease, the US Environmental Protection Agency approved a new pesticide, ...
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Only on 8: Salmon poisoned by yard pesticides sold in Portland
kgw.com - Portland,OR,USA
That's because the site does not spray or apply chemical pesticides, insecticides, fungicides or fertilizers; the university's “Go Green” policy forbids it. ...
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Obama administration pledges $50M for organics
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
The Obama administration is pledging $50 million to help interested farmers nationwide adopt organic agricultural practices. Agriculture Deputy Secretary ...
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Study: More Americans are going organic
Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
It used to be that organic products were limited to a small shelf or two in the local grocery store. But, a new study finds that's changing. ...
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AGRICULTURE DEPUTY SECRETARY MERRIGAN ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR NEW ...
USDA.gov (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2009— Speaking today to the USDA National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced $50 ...
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Please set the record straight on pesticides
Milton Canadian Champion - Milton,ON,Canada
After reading Dean M. Stanbridge's letter entitled 'Pesticide ban simply over the top,' I became thoroughly confused. You see I looked up the definition of ...
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North Carolina updates pesticide record rules
Southeast Farm Press - USA
Several new pesticide record-keeping rules went into effect May 1 following approval by the North Carolina Pesticide Board. The new rules involve recording ...
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Peel promises safe disposal of banned pesticides
Mississauga News - Ontario, Canada
May 6, 2009 10:25 AM - Mississauga residents who want to get rid of pesticides banned by Queen's Park can drop them off at any Community Recycling Centre at ...
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Nine Chemicals Face International Ban
Reuters - USA
The chemicals, used as pesticides, insecticides and flame retardants, are being targeted because they are persistent when released into the environment, ...
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Green alternatives to floral imports
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide - Ketchum,ID,USA
"Those flowers are loaded with pesticides that California growers can't even think about using." A survey on Colombian flower plantations found that workers ...
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The Government of Canada Supports International Action on Toxic ...
SYS-CON Media (press release) - Montvale,NJ,USA
In particular, we support the full-phase out of Lindane, as a substance that Canada has already eliminated as a pesticide. ...
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UN agencies launch DDT-free anti-malaria initiative
UN News Centre
The new projects follow a successful five-year pilot programme using alternatives to DDT in Mexico and Central America, where pesticide-free techniques and ...
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UN seeks ban DDT pesticide, and fight malaria
Reuters India - Mumbai,India
OSLO, May 6 (Reuters) - The United Nations announced a plan on Wednesday to rid the world by around 2020 of DDT, an outlawed toxic crop pesticide still used ...
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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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