Healing Mother Nature’s Wounds

Healing Mother Nature’s Wounds

Nature’s on A downward path, Save her with Some voter wrath. America’s rare environmental victories often earn headlines. They might involve the successful blocking of a dangerous pipeline, a new mercury standard for coal, or perhaps the signing of a...

Three Cheers for the Nine-Spotted Ladybug

Great news, people! A colony of nine-spotted ladybugs has been discovered in Amagansett, New York. This uplifting story is a rich organic mixture of state pride and nature’s resilience, along with America’s scientific pluck, teamwork, serendipity, and bug...

Waiter, There’s a Newfangled Technology in My Soup

The U.S. food system has a new bedfellow, and it may already be on your plate. Increasingly, the coatings that keep supermarket produce fresh-looking and the chemicals used in pesticide-intensive farming are incorporating nanotechnology — a technology still in...
Monsanto Seed Delivery Angers Haitian Activists

Monsanto Seed Delivery Angers Haitian Activists

Small-scale Haitian farmers are furious about Monsanto’s efforts to “help” their country, Beverly Bell writes. The company is donating 475 tons of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds, “some of them treated with highly toxic pesticides,”...

This is Your Brain on Pesticides

Researchers found links between organophosphate pesticides and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children in a study the medical journal Pediatrics published. The study identified correlation “at levels common among U.S. children,”...

Treaty on Pesticides

The United States is once again missing a chance to save the earth by failing to adopt two key environmental treaties. The Stockholm Convention eliminates chemicals that the international community has agreed are extremely dangerous to human health and the...

One More Failed U.S. Environmental Policy

Key Points The United States has failed to adopt two key treaties: the Stockholm Convention on eliminating chemicals the international community has agreed are extremely dangerous to human health and the environment, and the Rotterdam Convention, which controls the...