Category Archives: glyphosate

Settlement Will Safeguard Endangered California Frog From Harmful Pesticides

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal district court approved a settlement today requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to better protect California red-legged frogs from seven common pesticides known to be highly toxic to amphibians. The settlement gives the agency two years to prepare “biological opinions” under the Endangered Species Act to analyze pesticide use in and near the frog’s aquatic and upland habitats. READ MORE
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Glyphosate applications on invasive plants voted down in Clay Township

Clay Township Supervisor Artie Bryson said the majority of attendees of the herbicide public hearing said “no” to the quarterly applications, even though every agency in the county, state and nation assured him they do no harm. The chemicals in glyphosate are the same as the garden weed-killer, Roundup. READ MORE
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Aquatic Weed Killer Allowed on Cotton

The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing Arkansas cotton growers to use fluridone on cotton through 2014, to avoid an expected 25 percent crop loss from aggressive weeds resistant to glyphosate, the commonly used pesticide, according to a new regulation.
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Researchers Study Roundup as Possible Cause of Harmful Algal Blooms

The herbicide Roundup may be contributing to the growth of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, according to Ohio Sea Grant researchers. Drs. R. Michael McKay and George Bullerjahn of Bowling Green State University are studying the impact of glyphosate, a phosphonate and the main ingredient in the commonly used herbicide, on the strains of blue-green algae found in Lake Erie.

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