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Wilson County News
September 2015 Gardening CalendarSeptember 1, 2015 | 20 views | Post a commentThis is an occasional column ava
September 2015 Gardening Calendar
Wilson County News / Posted 20 hours ago
September 1, 2015 | 20 views | Post a commentThis is an occasional column available to all users. Watch for Calvin Finch's weekly column, South Texas Gardener, every week in the Wilson County News. Subscribe today! http://mywcn.com/subscribe... Read more
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Op-Ed News
A plucky (and smart!) grassroots coalition has pushed the dastardly Trans-Pacific Partnership to the edgeago from Lori Wallach, the hard-charging bundle of brains and energy who heads
A plucky (and smart!) grassroots coalition has pushed the dastardly Trans-Pacific Partnership to the edge
Op-Ed News / Posted 3 days ago
ago from Lori Wallach, the hard-charging bundle of brains and energy who heads Public Citizen's ever-vigilant Global Trade Watch (GTW). Holy Thomas Paine, I thought, she's describing a coup d'etat by the jefes of Corporate World! Surely this... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Monsanto's Bid To Become A Pesticide Giant Is, Thankfully, DeadMonsanto's bid to buy pesticide rival Syngenta is officially dead. The biotech
Monsanto's Bid To Become A Pesticide Giant Is, Thankfully, Dead
The Huffington Post / Posted 6 days ago
Monsanto's bid to buy pesticide rival Syngenta is officially dead. The biotech seed giant said Wednesday that its Swiss competitor rejected its offer for the fourth time -- this time, for about $47 billion -- because it failed to meet Syngenta's... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Pender, Duplin farmers gather to learn how to better manage cropsof soybeans where Dr. Jim Dunphy, a soybean production specialist with N.C. Sta
Pender, Duplin farmers gather to learn how to better manage crops
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 7 days ago
of soybeans where Dr. Jim Dunphy, a soybean production specialist with N.C. State University, discussed the balance of pesticides on soybeans. “We teach our farmers right from wrong,” said Dunphy, in regards to the variety of chemicals a... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Wine and Water Watch (WWW) Challenges Northern California’s Invasive Wine EmpireBy Shepherd Bliss, a co-founder of Wine and Water Watch, who farms, was previou
Wine and Water Watch (WWW) Challenges Northern California’s Invasive Wine Empire
Naked Capitalism / Posted 7 days ago
By Shepherd Bliss, a co-founder of Wine and Water Watch, who farms, was previously taught at college, and has contributed to 24 books. You can reach him at 3sb@comcast.net Activists objecting to the over-growth of the wine/hospitality industry in... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Pesticides in paradise: Hawaii's spike in birth defects puts focus on GM cropsarchipelago over whether a major cash crop on four of the six main islands, cor
Pesticides in paradise: Hawaii's spike in birth defects puts focus on GM crops
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 9 days ago
archipelago over whether a major cash crop on four of the six main islands, corn that’s been genetically modified to resist pesticides, is a source of prosperity, as the companies claim – or of birth defects and illnesses, as the doctors and many... Read more
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The Monroe Evening News
Foul odor in Ash traced to sludge application18 to buy cigarettes in the U.S., but children as young as 7 are working long h
Foul odor in Ash traced to sludge application
The Monroe Evening News / Posted 10 days ago
18 to buy cigarettes in the U.S., but children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions, according to a report released Wednesday... Read more
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Slate
When School Calls to Say Your Kid Has Lice, Don’t Make the Mistakes I Madeyou want to see what lice look like in hair, check out this YouTube video. I da
When School Calls to Say Your Kid Has Lice, Don’t Make the Mistakes I Made
Slate / Posted 11 days ago
you want to see what lice look like in hair, check out this YouTube video. I dare you not to scratch your head while you watch.) You may want to start the louse-hunting process by getting your child’s head wet and applying an oil or conditioner... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
An Outdoor View: Zoo comes to Alaskadecided no more? What if they finally decided to fight back? — Introduction to
An Outdoor View: Zoo comes to Alaska
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 11 days ago
decided no more? What if they finally decided to fight back? — Introduction to the television series “Zoo.” I don’t watch every television series that comes along, but when one has an interesting plot, I’m usually hooked. “Zoo” hooked... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Gardening - Don't let pesky pests destroy your fall gardendebris in the fall, so there is no shelter for over-wintering garden pests and
Gardening - Don't let pesky pests destroy your fall garden
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 11 days ago
debris in the fall, so there is no shelter for over-wintering garden pests and spores. Monitor your plants regularly. Watch for the first signs of garden pests, like holes, wilting, webs and color changes. Check the undersides of leaves. You... Read more
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International Business Times
Monsanto is not the devil: GM most critical technology to feed growing population with most companies, they're on the benign end - they've done much more good th
Monsanto is not the devil: GM most critical technology to feed growing population
International Business Times / Posted 12 days ago
with most companies, they're on the benign end - they've done much more good than harm ... It's been kind of amazing to watch the vilification, the turning on Monsanto as a sort of satanic force. There's no government conspiracy." Myths about... Read more
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Times Newsweekly
Editorialthan 15 years after first being detected in New York City, the West Nile virus
Editorial
Times Newsweekly / Posted 12 days ago
than 15 years after first being detected in New York City, the West Nile virus remains a large enough threat in Queens that pesticide spraying has become a rite of summer. Our borough saw the latest round of spraying on the night of Aug. 17, when... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
A visit from some critters made for a lousy cottage weekendthe nights spent washing and cleaning. It doesn’t describe the distasteful expe
A visit from some critters made for a lousy cottage weekend
The Globe and Mail / Posted 15 days ago
the nights spent washing and cleaning. It doesn’t describe the distasteful experience of dousing an 18-month-old’s hair in pesticide shampoo and picking nits out of her scalp. And it doesn’t describe my anger at having to tell my sister-in-law to... Read more
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Kingston Daily Freeman
Bob Beyfuss: Odds and ends, from meteors to pruningon, but the buzzing of the males, which will fly at you, seemingly attacking, c
Bob Beyfuss: Odds and ends, from meteors to pruning
Kingston Daily Freeman / Posted 17 days ago
on, but the buzzing of the males, which will fly at you, seemingly attacking, can be pretty scary. Last week I got to watch one repeatedly stinging a cicada, which was quickly paralyzed. The wasp will lay an egg in the cicada’s body which will... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California scientists try to stay ahead of bat-killing diseaseare fascinated by bats can be shown in the number of sold-out walk and talk tou
California scientists try to stay ahead of bat-killing disease
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 18 days ago
are fascinated by bats can be shown in the number of sold-out walk and talk tours scheduled by the Yolo Basin Foundation to watch the colony of Mexican free-tailed bats that take off from the Yolo Causeway on a hunt for insects every summer... Read more
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The Gadgeteer
Thermacell Mosquito Repellent reviewInformation on Toxicity: Many consumers are concerned about using insecticides
Thermacell Mosquito Repellent review
The Gadgeteer / Posted 21 days ago
Information on Toxicity: Many consumers are concerned about using insecticides around adults, children, and pets. All pesticides and chemicals are given a DANGER, WARNING, or CAUTION label (or signal word) to indicate how dangerous or toxic... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
How ticks became a major public health issuebecause ticks are among nature’s most efficient transmitters of infectious bact
How ticks became a major public health issue
The Globe and Mail / Posted 23 days ago
because ticks are among nature’s most efficient transmitters of infectious bacteria. Lyme disease is still the one to watch for – it’s now tracked in Canada, with the number of cases steadily rising – but it’s not the only illness ticks have... Read more
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WBUR Boston
As Steel ‘Cliffs’ Rise In Boston, Resurgent Peregrine Falcons Circle City Skieshome. Dave, left, and Ursula Goodine with Tom French, of the of the Massachuse
As Steel ‘Cliffs’ Rise In Boston, Resurgent Peregrine Falcons Circle City Skies
WBUR Boston / Posted 25 days ago
home. Dave, left, and Ursula Goodine with Tom French, of the of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, keep watch for peregrines around the roof of the Boston Medical Center parking lot. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Outside the Boston Medical... Read more
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PhysOrg
Different tools to deal with medfly pestfruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) is a more cost effective alternative of eradicat
Different tools to deal with medfly pest
PhysOrg / Posted 25 days ago
fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) is a more cost effective alternative of eradicating the pest in the face of a looming pesticide ban. October 2015 will see WA producers of mangos, citrus, stone fruit and even table grapes unable to use... Read more
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Slate
Thirteen Lessons in Critical Thinking for Leaders of the Anti-GMO Movementherbicides”—doesn’t mean glyphosate is “relatively benign.” But that’s exactly
Thirteen Lessons in Critical Thinking for Leaders of the Anti-GMO Movement
Slate / Posted 26 days ago
herbicides”—doesn’t mean glyphosate is “relatively benign.” But that’s exactly what it means. If you look up which pesticides have declined in use as glyphosate has increased, you find many that are far more hazardous. And if you study the... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
Mighty-O Dedicates the Opening of its New Ballard Café to the Everyday Superheroes of Emerald Cityimportant to us that our donuts not only taste good, but do good,” said Kellner
Mighty-O Dedicates the Opening of its New Ballard Café to the Everyday Superheroes of Emerald City
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted 27 days ago
important to us that our donuts not only taste good, but do good,” said Kellner. “That includes being cholesterol free, pesticide and chemical free, and working to support sustainability and community causes.” Mighty-O will continue to serve... Read more
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WBUR Boston
As Steel ‘Cliffs’ Rise In Boston, Peregrine Falcons Circle City Skieshome. Dave, left, and Ursula Goodine with Tom French, of the of the Massachuse
As Steel ‘Cliffs’ Rise In Boston, Peregrine Falcons Circle City Skies
WBUR Boston / Posted 27 days ago
home. Dave, left, and Ursula Goodine with Tom French, of the of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, keep watch for peregrines around the roof of the Boston Medical Center parking lot. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Outside the Boston Medical... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Financing for (Under)Development in Africa?agricultural output and technical training to improve overall economic performa
Financing for (Under)Development in Africa?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
agricultural output and technical training to improve overall economic performance. I specifically remember the use of the pesticide DDT to control and eradicate malaria in the countryside. From my fading memory, it seemed like the anti-malaria... Read more

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