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EPA Chief McCarthy: Public Health Is ‘What We Do’

“While we are called the Environmental Protection Agency, our major role is public health. That is what we do.”... During an hour-long meeting with KHN reporters and editors, McCarthy answered questions about what the EPA is doing
Kaiser Health News
added Apr 19, 2016 16:20
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Obama’s Supreme Court nominee has a history of siding with health agencies

Garland, currently chief judge on the US Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., is known for backing federal agencies like FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency against legal challenges on health-related cases. And although he does not have a long
statnews.com
added Mar 17, 2016 17:44
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EPA Wants Insecticide Pulled Due To Enviro Safety Risks ($$)

plans to force Bayer CropScience and Nichino to stop making products with an insecticide...flubendiamide can break down into a toxic material that can harm aquatic invertebrate animals...registered to be used on more than 200 crops, including...tobacco, c
Law360
added Mar 2, 2016 15:02
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[Minnesota] MN beekeeper: Feds must tighten rules on insecticide-coated seeds

A new federal lawsuit led by a Minnesota beekeeper seeks to force the Environmental Protection Agency to label insecticide-coated seeds as a pesticide. The change would curb use of neonicotinoid pesticides that beekeepers say are inadvertently killing t
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Jan 7, 2016 02:06
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EPA Confirms Activists' Longtime Claims: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Threatens Honeybees

The EPA's preliminary risk assessment of imidacloprid found that the pesticide "potentially poses risk to hives when the pesticide comes in contact with certain crops that attract pollinators," according to a press statement. The agency found that residu
Truthout
added Jan 7, 2016 01:59
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EPA Concludes Neonicotinoids Pose Risk to Bees, Fails to Analyze Other Pollinators

Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticides known to have both acute and chronic effects on honeybees, birds, butterflies and other pollinator species, and they are a major factor in overall pollinator declines. These systemic insecticides cause entire plan
Common Dreams
added Jan 7, 2016 01:58
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EPA Says Insecticide May Pose Risk to Bees

its first assessment of the effect on bee colonies from use of neonicotinoids, which disrupt insects’ nervous systems and are widely used in the U.S. to kill pests like aphids and whiteflies on a range of crops. The review found that one variety of the ch
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 7, 2016 01:56
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This Controversial Pesticide Is Harming Honeybees

The risk assessment comes as honeybee colonies continue to experience large declines. A survey of 6,100 beekeepers published last May found that 42.1 percent of U.S. managed honeybees were lost between April 2014 and April 2015. Beekeepers in some states
Think Progress (blog)
added Jan 7, 2016 01:55
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EPA Data Confirms Honey Bee Exposure to Hazardous Pesticides, According to Beyond Pesticides

While EPA finds the insecticide imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid or neonic pesticide, at various levels in crops, the assessment confirms bees' widespread and sustained exposure to the highly toxic and persistent chemical through poisoned pollen and nectar.
PR Newswire
added Jan 7, 2016 01:46
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Neonicotinoid Pesticide Use on Some Crops Harms Honeybees, EPA Finds

A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton plants and citrus trees but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency has found.
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 7, 2016 01:34
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