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Pesticides a concern for aquatic life in most U.S. urban streams -study

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The proportion of urban streams in the United States with potentially worrisome levels of pesticides for aquatic life has surged to 90 percent, a two-decade government study said on Thursday.<p>Some of the more than 500 million pounds (220 million kg) of pesticides used …

UN biodiversity report highlights failure to meet conservation targets

Biodiversity,Wildlife,Conservation,Environment,United Nations,World news,Endangered habitats,Endangered species,Animals,Deforestation,Trees and forests,Marine life,IUCN red list of endangered species<p>Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 paints a damning picture of governments’ efforts to meet a set of …

WWF International accused of 'selling its soul' to corporations

WWF International, the world's largest conservation group, has been accused of "selling its soul" by forging alliances with powerful businesses which destroy nature and use the WWF brand to "greenwash" their operations.<p>The allegations are made in an explosive book previously barred from Britain. <i>The</i> …

Invasive apple snail threatens Florida Everglades clean up

MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida wildlife and water managers are worried about an invasive snail that is wreaking havoc on the state’s billion-dollar effort to remove chemicals from the fragile Everglades.<p>A Snail Kite, one of Florida’s iconic breeding bird species, perches on a branch at J. W. Corbett …

Industrial Hemp: A Win-Win For The Economy And The Environment

<i>Logan Yonavjak (@Loganyon) makes a case for allowing farmers in the United States to grow hemp.</i><p>Industrial hemp was once a dominant crop on the American landscape. This hardy and renewable resource (one of the earliest domesticated plants known, with roots dating back to the Neolothic Age in China) …

South Florida at forefront of climate planning, top U.S. scientist says

A week before a seasonal high tide is expected to soak Miami Beach, the White House’s chief science adviser visited the city Wednesday to praise …