News tagged with chemical pesticides

Plants' defense against insects is a bouquet

Michigan State University scholar Andrea Glassmire and her colleagues have revealed how the mixture of chemical weapons deployed by plants keeps marauding insects off base better than a one-note defense. This insight goes ...

dateDec 13, 2018 in Ecology
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Pesky pollutants that persist, courtesy of nature

In the late 1970s, the United States banned the production of an assortment of synthetic pesticides, insulators, coolants and flame retardants due to their toxicity and the fact that they stick around for a long time. But ...

dateOct 25, 2017 in Environment
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Too little is known about wildfire smoke

How do fire-suppression chemicals and pesticides affect wildfire smoke and the health of those who breathe it? UC Davis graduate students discovered that this question cannot be answered based on current scientific evidence ...

dateOct 04, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Do lime trees kill bees?

Public interest in bees is intense. There's rarely a week that goes by without a story in the press about populations plummeting. Although most of these stories focus on chemical pesticides, other factors may also be affecting ...

dateSep 27, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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