The pesticides that are used in large quantities in California’s Central Valley — one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world — have now been found miles and … [Read full article]
A team of medical and environmental researchers at Beijing University have confirmed the causal relationship between exposure to high levels of organic pollutants (primarily polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs) by pregnant women and the occurrence of neural tube defects. Organic pollutants result from the burning of natural substances such as coal, wood, and plant matter. A similar link was found with DDT residue exposure, even thought the pesticide has been banned in China since 1982.
I know, it’s not November any more. I’m dropping links here for November stories I never got around to sharing or writing about but really wanted to. I figured it … [Read full article]
Cancer in wildlife caused by human pollution is on the rise, according ot Newsweek. Our impact on the environment is leading to health problems in wild animals, especially considering much … [Read full article]
[social_buttons] Most of us know the sad and destructive history of former widespread pesticide DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane for you chemists). It’s egg shell thining properties have famously taken out many a … [Read full article]
The recovery of peregrine falcons is one of the great success stories of conservation. Now their population in Florida has rebounded enough to remove them from the state’s endangered species … [Read full article]