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New law protects Anchorage streams, drinking water, and public health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Last night, the Anchorage Assembly decided in a 10-1 vote to pass AO2017-59, an ordinance that establishes pesticide-free policies and restrictions for parks, public lands and properties. This measure strengthens the public’s right to know and fosters a healthy approach to caring for our parks and public lands that minimizes the use of harmful pesticides.

EPA ignores overwhelming scientific evidence of harm from chlorpyrifos—leaves children, families, and communities at risk

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will not ban chlorpyrifos—a dangerous neurotoxic pesticide widely used in agriculture and linked to many health hazards, particularly damage to children’s brains.

A paper entitled "Integrated pest management in cotton-growing areas in the Southern Rift Valley region of Ethiopia: development and application of a supplementary food spray product to manage pests and beneficial insects," authored by Tadesse Amera (from IPEN Participating Organization Pesticide Action Nexus Ethiopia), has been published in the International Journal of Pest Management. The activities in the paper could be replicated by those who are interested in the subject.

IPEN Participating Organization Center for Environmental Justice and Development (CEJAD) is featured in this news story from K24 in Kenya. The story relates to the dangerous concentration of lead in Lake Naivasha, which is likely due to pesticide run-off from nearby flower farms or other agricultural activities in the area. Dr.

As part of their contribution to SAICM implementation in the region, authors Ngamo Tinkeu L S (University of Ngaoundéré, Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences), Ngassoum M-B (University of Ngaoundéré, High School of Food Processing, Department of Applied Chemistry) and Kuepouo G (Research and Education Centre for Development (CREPD), Yaoundé Cameroon) have produced their findings on highly hazardous pesticides that are registered and used in Central and West A

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