Millions of Americans are at risk from unsafe levels of dangerous chemicals in their drinking water. Demand immediate action to address this dire public health crisis.
Bee populations are plummeting and scientists are blaming toxic bee-killing pesticides. These pesticides make nectar and pollen deadly to the bees who eat it. Life on earth depends on healthy bees, so we must take action to ban these pesticides before it’s too late.
Dangerous pesticides being used in public places are killing both wildlife and domestic animals. Help end the use of these pesticides and tell officials to ban these deadly poisons.
Source: Ban Poisons that Kill Wildlife
A dangerous neurotoxic insecticide could soon be sprayed in and estuary where oysters are harvested. This misguided plan risks doing serious harm to aquatic life. Stop the spraying of this chemical along our shores.
Monarch butterflies are being killed by the EPA because the agency allows farmers to use herbicides and insecticides that are wiping out monarch butterfly populations. Ban these herbicides and insecticides today.
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Air Drop of Poison Kills Endangered Birds
New Zealand conservation groups slammed the government’s use of a pesticide, which the campaigners say may have virtually wiped out a group of endangered birds.
The Department of Conservation dropped more than 900 tons of toxic sodium fluoroacetate late last year across parts of the South Island, including Kahurangi National Park.
The pesticide, known commercially as 1080, was intended to wipe out invasive pests such as possums, stoats and rats that threaten native species.
Anti-1080 campaigners say the drop “exterminated” part of a rare population of rock wrens, which are the country’s only true alpine birds.
The Department of Conservation claims heavy snowfall could be behind the disappearance of the birds.
Environmentalists called that claim “ludicrous,” pointing out the alpine birds frequently encounter such snowfall.
“The use of 1080 is inhumane and is an indiscriminate poison banned in most of the world,” said…
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Environmental activist groups have grown in their ambitions over recent history, they have moved from climbing trees, trying to stop bypasses being constructed, to scaring governments into bending to their will. One of the most recent examples of this power being exerted, involved the honey bee. Neonicotinoids were chosen as the bad guy. A campaign to have the pesticides banned was formulated
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This video is called common reed (Phragmites australis).
From Duke University in the USA:
Goats better than chemicals for curbing invasive marsh grass
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Herbivores, not herbicides, may be the most effective way to combat the spread of one of the most invasive plants now threatening East Coast salt marshes, a new Duke University-led study finds.
Phragmites australis, or the common reed, is a rapid colonizer that has overrun many coastal wetlands from New England to the Southeast. A non-native perennial, it can form dense stands of grass up to 10 feet high that block valuable shoreline views of the water, kill off native grasses, and alter marsh function.
Land managers traditionally have used chemical herbicides to slow phragmites’ spread but with only limited and temporary success.
Now, field experiments by researchers at Duke and six other U.S. and European universities have identified a more sustainable…
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