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Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoids
Posted on 24 Nov 2014 by Dianne Saxe

By Jennifer Kalnins Temple Ontario beekeepers have filed a lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court (Windsor) against two massive chemical companies, Bayer AG and Syngenta AG, for over $400 million dollars in losses allegedly caused by neonicotinoid pesticides... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Connecticut Moves To Control Runaway Bamboo
Posted on 4 Jun 2013 by State Net

ENVIRONMENT: The CONNECTICUT Senate approves a bill that would impose a $100 fine on residents who fail to control the growth of bamboo on their property and require people who sell or install running bamboo to educate customers on the plant's growing... Read More

Downstream Problems: Farmer Liability for Fishkills in Indiana
Posted on 22 Aug 2013 by Todd Janzen

This time of year, many farmers are busy spraying crops with herbicides and pesticides. Should an accident occur that causes these chemicals to enter a stream or river—whether caused by negligence or rapidly shifting weather conditions—a farmer... Read More

Why Do the New House Republicans Hate the Bald Eagle?
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by Leda Huta

Leda Huta, Executive Director, Endangered Species Coalition In 1973, Richard Nixon, a Republican president, didn't just sign the U.S. Endangered Species Act into law. His administration played a very large role in actually crafting this forward... Read More

Widespread use of herbicides create immunity and resistance in weedy plants
Posted on 6 Aug 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted that a wide variety of substances, including hazardous substances, can act as selection factors in fostering "evolution" amongst impacted organisms. Now, researchers have found that many weeds, including some of significant... Read More

Jenner & Block: New Textbook Update Addresses Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Robert L. Graham , Partner, Jenner & Block LLP Bob Graham co-authored a leading environmental law textbook in use at many U.S. law schools titled Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law and Society . The Fourth Edition of this textbook was... Read More

New Neonic Pesticide Controls in Ontario
Posted on 29 Jun 2015 by Dianne Saxe

On July 1, 2015, new regulatory requirements for the sale and use of neonicotinoid-treated seeds in Ontario will start to come into effect, to protect bird and bee health.Ontario wants to reduce the number of acres planted with neonicotinoid-treated corn... Read More