With eye on midterms, Trump administration moves to boost ethanol use
The Trump administration announced Monday that it will press ahead with plans to promote the use of ethanol, a move that could shore up support for Republicans in the Midwest but also comes amid fierce opposition from independent oil refiners and a bipartisan group of lawmakers. The move to direct...
EPA Considers 300,000-Acre Expansion of Bee-Toxic Pesticide
(Beyond Pesticides, October 19, 2018) Pollinator advocates and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) are imploring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny Bayer CropScience’s application for use of “Sivanto,”a pesticide product with the active ingredient flupyradifurone, a chemical the company claims is safer for bees, but poses the same risks at the notorious bee-toxic neoni...
China purrs over white tiger triplets
The rare, blue-eyed triplets were born nearly three months ago at the Yunnan Wildlife Zoo in Kunming, and made their public debut in early October. The tigers' white fur is a genetic variation of the common orange Bengal tiger. The mutation seldom occurs in the wild, but the zoo is home to 41 cats of this rare white variety.