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A bee researcher's colonies kept dying, and she couldn't figure out why. Then, she looked at the ethanol factory down the road.

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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.

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Climate savior or ‘Monsanto of the sea’?

The nascent transformation of seaweed farming — from small-scale, coastal operations to a large, increasingly offshore industry — is raising a host of scientific and ethical questions as well as worries about the environmental and social effects of growing vast amounts of seaweed.

eco-activist Vandana Shiva
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Fighting giants: eco-activist Vandana Shiva on her battle against GM multinationals

The formidable Indian environmentalist discusses her 50-year struggle to protect seeds and farmers from the ‘poison cartel’ of corporate agriculture.

Foreign investment in US cropland nearly triples in past decade, USDA data shows

Foreign investment in US cropland nearly triples in past decade, USDA data shows

Growing foreign investment has spurred legislative action in states and Congress.
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Paul D. Thacker: Science — especially climate research — needs a ‘sunshine’ law

Disclosures of financial conflicts are now required in medical research, but we need them in all sciences.
The 6 winners of the ‘Green Nobels’ for environmental activism show that change is possible

The 6 winners of the ‘Green Nobels’ for environmental activism show that change is possible

The Goldman Environmental Prize announced its 2020 winners, including an activist who used shareholder meetings to push back against financing coal mines and a beekeeper who took on Monsanto.
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