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“You Can’t Stop the Rage”: An Interview with Dr. Tyrone Hayes

Dr. Tyrone Hayes’ story reads like a movie script. Originally from a segregated town in South Carolina, the young African-American studied tadpoles in his yard and later won a scholarship to Harvard. He then became the second-youngest tenured professor in the Integrative Biology Dept. at UC-Berkeley. While doing research on the effects of atrazine for the chemical company Novartis (now owned by Syngenta), Hayes discovered that the popular pesticide causes chemical castration and feminization in frogs and hormonal disruption in humans that can lead to infertility and breast cancer.

January 28th

USGS Documents Decreased Pesticide Levels in Corn Belt Streams

Pesticide runoff is one of the biggest problems facing streams, rivers and lakes in the agricultural regions around the U.S. A recent study found that the levels of several damaging pesticides are decreasing in the central United States. The study looked at eleven herbicides and insecticides consistently in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, and neighboring […]

November 23rd

Biologists Warn 3 Pesticides Harm Salmon

Three common agricultural pesticides carbaryl, carbofuran and methomyl are jeopardizing the survival of salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest.  Federal biologists warn these pesticides can affect andronomous fishes’ abilities to smell, swim, grow, and avoid predators, and ultimately will kill them in certain concentrations.  The National Marine Fisheries Service is recommending restrictions and bans […]

May 15th