Petition · City of Los Angeles Department of Public Health: Increase taxes on toxic neonicotinoids, decrease on natural, plant-based insecticides. ·

Remove Dangerous Chemicals from Drinking Water Supply


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.

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Save Bees From Highly Toxic Pesticides


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.

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Petition · Jerry Brown: Ban rodent poisons that decimate populations of mountain lions and bobcats ·


Petition · California State Legislature: Urge the California State Legislature to Protect Wildlife by Banning Rodent Poisons · PETITION CLOSED


Petition · Petition for the immediate withdrawal of Bravecto (flea & tick treatment) from the market. ·


Don’t Spray Neurotoxin in Delicate Estuaries


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.

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Join me and tell Bayer’s CEO to stop killing bees

Bayer is the #1 maker of bee-killing pesticides in the world. Tell Bayer’s CEO to stop its chemical assault and help save America’s embattled bees. Add your voice now.

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Stop Killing Monarch Butterflies

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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Earth Report

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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Step by step guide to getting Neonicotinoids banned

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imageEnvironmental 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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Goats better than herbicides, new study

Dear Kitty. Some blog

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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