The belief in the absolute right of ranchers to graze essentially unregulated on public lands remains strong. Here are 10 things to know about the government’s hands-off approach to the practice.
Twenty cherry orchard workers became ill after being exposed to a mixture of three pesticides that do not appear to have been associated with any reported illnesses before.
This “lords of yesterday” policy, created in 1872 in an era of Western expansion, still governs how people and companies prospect and mine for certain minerals on public lands.
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California regulators have ruled that the state’s farmers must restrict their use of chloropicrin, a toxic pesticide widely used to prepare soil for planting.
We don’t want to traffic in depression or ruination. So, with that in mind, here are four reasons to feel some hope about a favorite fruit.
Federal code allows organic farmers to use strawberry starts grown in fumigated soil.
When they are starting out, organic strawberry plants are grown with the help of fumigants.
See if your state requires firearms training, mental health exams and background checks for armed security guards.
California keeps detailed data on every commercial pesticide applied across the state. Here are a few of the interesting nuggets we pulled out of our analysis of that information.
The worst of America’s toxic abandoned mines get federal Superfund money for cleanup. The rest – and liability for their pollution – are left to states, private organizations and nonprofit conservation groups to clean up.