Court dismisses climate change lawsuit brought by 21 young Americans
A lawsuit by young people who claimed the U.S. government's climate policies jeopardize their future and violate their constitutional rights has been dismissed.
European Union Bans Neonicotinoid Insecticide, Citing Health and Environmental Concerns
(Beyond Pesticides, January 17, 2020) In Brussels, the European Commission (EC) has just decided not to renew approval of the neonicotinoid pesticide thiacloprid, citing both environmental and health concerns related to use of and exposure to the pesticide. The decision was approved by a majority of European Union (EU) governments last fall, after the EC had made the proposal to them. The EC ba...
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Australia firefighters save world's only rare dinosaur trees
Firefighters winched from helicopters to reach the cluster of fewer than 200 Wollemi Pines in a remote gorge in the Blue Mountains a week before a massive wildlife bore down, national parks and wildlife service director David Crust said. The firefighters set up an irrigation system to keep the so-called dinosaur trees moist.