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EU Environment Ministers Keep Bans on Transgenic Maize

EU Environment Ministers Keep Bans on Transgenic Maize

BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 2, 2009 (ENS) – European Union environment ministers today overwhelmingly rejected a European Commission proposal to force Austria and Hungary to lift their bans on the controversial cultivation of varieties of genetically modified maize, or corn. The first Environment Council under the Czech Presidency was asked to decide on three commission proposals…

German Coalition Sues Bayer Over Pesticide Honey Bee Deaths

German Coalition Sues Bayer Over Pesticide Honey Bee Deaths

FREIBURG, Germany, August 25, 2008 (ENS) – The German organization Coalition against Bayer Dangers today brought legal action against Werner Wenning, chairman of the Bayer AG Board of Management, by filing a charge against him with the public prosecutor in Freiburg. The group accuses Bayer CropScience of “marketing dangerous pesticides and thereby accepting the mass…

Mysterious Honey Bee Disorder Buzzes into Court

Mysterious Honey Bee Disorder Buzzes into Court

WASHINGTON, DC, August 19, 2008 (ENS) – The nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court in Washington DC to force the federal government to disclose studies on the effect of a new pesticide on honey bees. Studies on the pesticide, clothianidin, were ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from…

'A Civil Action' River to Be Cleaned at Superfund Site

'A Civil Action' River to Be Cleaned at Superfund Site

WOBURN, Massachusetts, March 3, 2008 (ENS) – Dredging of the Aberjona River and off-site disposal of contaminated sediments are included in a $31 million settlement agreement reached Wednesday between two companies and the federal government to handle cleanup at the Industri-Plex Superfund Site in Woburn, 12 miles north of Boston The Pharmacia Corporation, a successor…