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Roundup weedkiller manufacturers to pay $6.9 million in false advertising settlement

Agrochemical giants Bayer CropScience and Monsanto violated a 1996 agreement to stop making false and misleading claims about the safety of its popular weedkillers, New York’s attorney general found.

CA sage grouse bird at risk of extinction

How to save CA sage grouse bird at risk of extinction

Sage grouse have declined dramatically in California. Saving them might require overcoming our fear of chemicals in wild places.
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Several enviro bills await NY gov's signature

The New York state legislature recently passed a number of environmental bills that await Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature. Among them is a fracking.

Defending glyphosate: A ′Roundup′ of German agribusiness sentiments

Defending glyphosate: A ′Roundup′ of German agribusiness sentiments

Monsanto's controversial weed killer Roundup is used widely by many agricultural firms across Germany. They say consumers are hardly aware of what it would mean to stop using the herbicide.

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion.

BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto.

businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

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Agent Orange, exposed: How U.S. chemical warfare in Vietnam unleashed a slow-moving disaster.

Some 45 million liters of the poisoned spray was Agent Orange, which contains the toxic compound dioxin. It has unleashed in Vietnam a slow-onset disaster whose devastating economic, health and ecological impacts that are still being felt today.

In the end, the military campaign was called Operation Ranch Hand, but it originally went by a more appropriately hellish appellation: Operation Hades. As part of this Vietnam War effort, from 1961 to 1971, the United States sprayed over 73 million liters of chemical agents on the country to strip away the vegetation that provided cover for Vietcong troops in “enemy territory.”

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