From being a component of non-stick cookwares such as teflons to defoamers in pesticides and surfactants, industrial compound perfluoroalkyls and its family are now reaching not just the consumers but the natural ecosystem as well.
Federal officials are now considering to put a species of bumble bee that once widely found in the upper Midwest and the Northeastern United States under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
A video educates us about anti-fouling and its impact to the environment, and with an accompanying appeal.
There's another reason for humans not to use pesticides. Researchers found out that the controversial neonicotinoid insecticide is responsible to the decline of bee population in England.
New nanofarming technology could grow fresh produce directly to the homeowner’s kitchen table.
Many chemicals found in our households were never adequately tested for safety. Children who are exposed to these chemicals, such as air pollutants, plasticizers and lead, are at a risk of impaired brain development.
Airborne Pyrethroid pesticides result in 25 percent higher risk of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays among children living in nearby areas.
While we've been pretty sure for a while that neonicotinioid insecticides threaten honeybees, here is new information on threats from pesticides commonly used on some of the U.S.'s key crops, suggesting our government needs to increase regulation on some agricultural practices.
Jumping spiders learn to distinguish a color -- red, in this case -- in order to suss out whether their prey is toxic or actually a really toothsome bit that nonetheless contains the color red, which is often associated with toxic creatures. This means the spiders can live longer and continue to manage agricultural pests, such as caterpillars, beetles and flies.
A recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey found that native bees, which have not previously been tested for pesticides, had exposure to neonicotinoids and other agriculture-associated pesticides.
Illegal marijuana farms in forested areas of California are threatening the survival of a rare weasel-like species known as fishers.
Oil-based pesticides are more effective than water-based alternatives when it comes to killing brown widow spider at the source: their egg sacs.
Since 2003, hedgehog populations have been drastically declining throughout the UK. Here's how you can help.
Hungry, corn-loving caterpillars trick corn plants into thinking they are being attacked by a pathogen which buys them time to eat more and grow larger faster.
On Thursday, a federal appeals court overturned the EPA's decision to approve marketing of sulfoxaflor, a pesticide that acts like the same neonicotinoids class associated with bee declines. The blocking of this approval has now put the EPA under careful scrutiny by environmental watchdog groups around the US, with the agency's commitment to pollinator protection being called into question.