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Chemical Trespass: Poison From Abovenew

More than 30 people in Curry County, Ore. say a helicopter dripping pesticides over their rural homes sickened them and their animals last October. Under Oregon law, helicopters can spray toxic pesticides right next to people's homes and farms, with no protective buffers.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  04-16-2014  |  Environment

Fish Consumption Warnings and Environmental Justicenew

People of color eat a lot of locally caught fish for economic and cultural reasons. But nationwide, efforts to warn anglers fail to reach many minority and low-income populations.
NUVO  |  Environmental Health News  |  09-25-2012  |  Civil Liberties

What Mowing Your Lawn Is Doing To The Planetnew

Americans reportedly dump more than 80 million pounds of pesticides and other chemicals onto their lawns and gardens every year. Aside from the potential risks for people and animals coming into direct contact with this toxic crap, pesticides get washed into streams and rivers, ending up as marine pollution.
New Haven Advocate  |  Gregory B. Hladky  |  05-24-2011  |  Environment

What's For Dinner? Local vs. Organicnew

Greenhouse gas emissions from organic flood flown around the globe or pesticides and synthetic fertilizers from "conventional" food grown by a local farmer? Is that the only choice?
The Coast, Halifax's Weekly  |  Lezlie Lowe  |  08-01-2008  |  Food+Drink

Why is Homeland Security Watching Eugene's Activists?new

The Department of Homeland Security's monitoring of a peaceful anti-pesticide group led to the arrest and violent Tasering of a 19-year-old university student by local police.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  06-26-2008  |  Civil Liberties

'The War on Bugs' Explores the Pesticide Agendanew

We've come a long way from arsenic-tainted food (arsenic and lead were popular pesticides for decades), but, as Will Allen rightly points out in his new book, our determination to slaughter pests and increase yields has had some far-reaching consequences on health -- both ours and the planet's.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Kel Munger  |  04-11-2008  |  Nonfiction

Why Aren't Oregon's Schools Protected from Pesticides?new

Parents drove up to Triangle Lake School and found it surrounded by a clearcut. Then they found out a timber company planned to spray pesticides and there's no laws to stop them.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  03-01-2008  |  Environment

The Pitchfork Rebellionnew

A group of Oregon country dwellers think they're being poisoned by herbicides sprayed on private forestlands -- they just can't prove it. But state agencies can't prove them wrong, either.
Eugene Weekly  |  Kera Abraham  |  03-16-2006  |  Environment

DDT and the Contaminated Splendor of Painted Rock Reservoirnew

The emergence of Arizona's second largest lake is no cause to celebrate. Its water will disappear under the scorching summer sun, leaving behind a poisonous legacy.
Phoenix New Times  |  John Dougherty  |  03-16-2005  |  Environment

Media Spun the Bhopal Disaster to Diminish Guiltnew

Twenty years ago, the media praised Union Carbide Corporation for the way it handled the accident in Bhopal, India, that killed thousands. Today the injury to the people of Bhopal continues. Neither UCC nor its new parent company Dow has coughed up a dime to clean up the contaminated water supply.
New York Press  |  Matt Taibbi  |  12-09-2004  |  Environment

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