In a story that broke today in Newswire, the EPA has issued a notice of intent to declare Monsanto’s Roundup to be carcinogenic. This could be an important step in banning it and other unproven products like the neonicotinoids that appear to plague bees. The following story appeared on Newswire and appears here with permission. The […]
The Rocky Fire burning north of San Francisco near Lakeport, California has burned more than 70,000 acres, destroyed over 40 homes with many more threatened, and is only 30% contained. The fire’s spread has been termed “unprecedented” as 20,000 acres burned in only 5 hours. The Washington Post said, “It is becoming almost trite to […]
State Fines Companies Selling Tainted Food Aimed at Ethnic Minorities – Repeat Pesticide Offenders Fined This story reprinted with permission from Calif. Dept of Pesticide Regulation (Sacramento) – The California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has taken decisive action against six companies that ignored warnings, and repeatedly sold imported fruits and vegetables with illegal pesticide residues […]
The health of European honey bees and other pollinators continues to be a top priority for both the layman and scientists around the country, but good sources of public information have been hard to come by. Much of the information available has been based on hope, emotional appeal and commercial offerings rather than science-based information. […]
Find researched, fact-based pollinator information: the USDA, California Department of Food and Agriculture and the University of California have all created resource pages where readers can get pollinator facts.
Western state’s snowpack has mostly melted, according to data from the fifth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). “Across most of the West, snowpack isn’t just low – it’s gone,” NRCS Hydrologist David Garen said. “With some exceptions, this year’s snowmelt streamflow has already occurred.” Garen said that for much […]
Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported Tuesday, saying residents and communities again fell short of Governor Jerry Brown’s voluntary water savings target. The State Water Resources Control Board received the update as it considers sweeping mandatory emergency drought regulations to protect […]