Wednesday, May 13, 2009

USDA announces $50 million for organic producers...And More

EPA pulls 2 moth pesticides; more in pipeline
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
The US Environmental Protection Agency has revoked approval of two moth pesticides pulled from aerial spraying over a dozen California counties last year ...
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Pets can have reactions to topical flea medication
Tampa Tribune - Tampa,FL,USA
The pesticides are being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency following an increase in complaints of bad reactions. The problem isn't new, ...
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New Anti-fouling Principle For Anti-fouling Paints: Almost 100 ...
Science Daily (press release) - USA
Most commercial anti-fouling paints contain pesticides, which slowly erode into the water, either killing off or discouraging organisms that try to attach ...
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Concerns over household pesticides
Sky News Australia - Australia
A consumer investigation has found common household pesticides, now sold in Australia, contain dangerous chemicals which have been banned overseas. ...
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How to get rid of bedbugs without pesticide
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
I have done many bedbug jobs, and I have never had a callback or had to make more than one trip, and I don't use pesticides. I consider pesticides to be ...
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Hurricanes pose special danger to Florida farm areas: blown ...
Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
Hurricane flood waters can tip over pesticide containers in fields, or breach storage tanks full of fertilizer. "In case of a hurricane, nobody's going to ...
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EPA should limit pesticides to prevent two-headed Salmon and dead ...
Examiner.com - USA
Pesticides are chemicals designed to harm living organisms and it can include humans, animals, whales, salmon, and other vulnerable species. ...
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EPA Bans Pesticide Carbofuran As Unsafe
AHN - USA
Washington, DC (AHN) - Less than a year after it had limited the uses of carbofuran, the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday banned the pesticide. ...
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Bills Zero In On Aerial Pesticide Applications
MPBN News - Portland,ME,USA
... is making progress in its efforts to merge several bills designed to address the problems of drift and contamination from aerial pesticide applications. ...
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State gets federal funds to encourage organic production
Fox44 News - Colchester,Vermont,USA
AP - May 13, 2009 3:15 AM ET ALBANY, NY (AP) - The state is getting about $845000 to encourage organic agriculture production. The money comes from the USDA ...
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USDA announces $50 million for organic producers; deadline May 29
The Salinas Californian - Salinas,CA,USA
The USDA has announced the allocation of $50 million in funds to be set aside for a new organic initiative through the Environmental Quality Incentives ...
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19 Tons of Pesticide Waste Collected in Environmental Protection ...
Israel Ministry of the Environment - Jerusalem,Israel
The positive response of the farmers to the campaign highlighted the problem of pesticide wastes in the agricultural sector. In light of the success of the ...
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Letter: Opposes use of lawn pesticides, herbicides
Hudson Hub-Times - Hudson,Ohio,USA
I wholeheartedly agree with the May 17 letter regarding our optional use of lawn pesticides and herbicides. People who have chosen to live in this community ...
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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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