Story | Aug 29, 2014 | 9:25 PM
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Story | Sep 1, 2014 | 9:00 PMAmerican farmers apply more than 1 billion pounds of pesticides a year to their fields to kill weeds and damaging insects. But collateral damage includes farmworkers; more than 10,000 a year suffer acute pesticide poisoning. Now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed stricter limits on pesticide use. The issue is especially important in Florida, with its $100 billion agricultural industry and more than 150,000 farmworkers. In a recent email interview, Eve Gartner of Earthjustice, an environmental advocacy group, and Jeannie Economos, a pesticide expert for the Farmworker Association of Florida, called for more stringent rules than the EPA has proposed. Excerpts of that interview follow. A longer version is online at OrlandoSentinel.com/Opinion.
Story | Aug 29, 2014 | 1:05 PM
(Reuters) - A California plan to bore two massive water tunnels under the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta hit a barrier this week when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the plan could violate the federal Clean Water Act and further...
Story | Aug 4, 2014 | 5:51 PM
Story | Aug 4, 2014 | 12:35 PM
SMYRNA, Del. When is a ditch just a ditch? And when is a plot of woodland without a stitch of visible water actually a "water of the U.S."? For federal officials working on regulations to clarify what the 42-year-old Clean Water Act really means, the...