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Targeting a killer: UA researchers discover potential birth control for mosquitoes

University of Arizona researchers have forged a path toward mosquito birth control, manipulating DNA to fight such mosquito-transmitted diseases as Zika, malaria and West Nile virus.... Read more»

Feds announce new rules to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure

The federal government outlined new safety measures Monday that will protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure by banning pesticide use by minors and sharply increasing training requirements, among other changes.... Read more»

Arizona beekeepers can't keep up with demand

Locally produced honey is flying off the shelves – so much so that many honey producers cannot meet the production demands. “I’m not having problems selling my honey,” beekeeper Dennis Arp said. “I’m having problems with producing enough.”... Read more»

The politics of poison

How politics derailed EPA science on arsenic

A ban on arsenic-containing pesticides was lifted after a lawmaker disrupted a scientific assessment by the EPA.... Read more»

Analysis

Perry vs. the EPA: An epic, illuminating clash

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's conservative views on business costs, states' rights, job creation, energy policy and global competitiveness — the core of his governing philosophy — are illuminated most vividly in his clashes with the EPA over issues like pesticide regulation and global warming.... Read more»

People misusing pesticides endanger environment, themselves

The Department of Agriculture, however, is concerned that people aren’t following commonsense advice and are misusing pesticides because of it. In the process, homeowners are harming the environment – and potentially themselves.... Read more»