Posts Tagged ‘ pesticide ’

Connecticut is not monitoring pesticide use — Courant editorial

Dec 27th, 2013 | By

In Connecticut, no one is quite sure, in part because no one knows how much pesticide is being used on lawns, playgrounds, parks and agricultural fields. That from an article in by Greg Hladky, who reports that while licensed landscapers, lawn-care professionals and farmers send in reports to the state each year on how

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Bill introduced in NY to Restrict Pesticide Methoprene in Estuaries

Aug 12th, 2013 | By

Methoprene, an insect growth regulator, is considered a biochemical pesticide that is acutely toxic to estuarine invertebrates, including valuable food and commercial species like crabs and lobsters. Environmental Protection Agency studies have found that Methoprene can be lethal to non-target organisms such as lobsters and crabs.

Lobstermen applaud effort of Weston legislator to keep pesticides out of Sound

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By

“For several years we have listened to the experts who told us that these pesticides could not harm the lobster population — last year, however, we learned that the experts may have been wrong,” said Mr. Shaban, ranking member of the Environment Committee. “This measure will give the benefit of the doubt to the people who have been working these waters for their entire lives, and will help restore a lucrative local industry.”

Pesticide-restriction bill aims to protect lobsters

Mar 27th, 2013 | By

A law restricting use of two common mosquito-control chemicals known to harm lobsters could be a step toward salvaging Connecticut’s beleaguered stocks of the crustaceans, which once supported a $100 million-a-year industry, state lobstermen said this week. Click on this environmental headline for more from the Stamford Advocate.

School pesticide bill delayed for study

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By

The Legislature is has decided no “lawn-care” pesticide legislation will go through until they put a task force together to look at the science of pesticides. This task force will then be commissioned to decide if pesticides really do pose a threat to children’s health. Click on this environmental headline for more from Nancy Alderman of Environment and Human Health Inc., and the CT Post.

National pesticide company appealing to kids sense of ‘fun’

Jun 26th, 2012 | By

Hi. I’m Dread Skeeter. My life’s mission is to kill mosquitoes and ticks. I don’t kill because I hate. I kill because I love. I love kids.

I love pets. And I know that mosquitoes and ticks carry diseases that hurt kids and pets. (Adults, too, but I don’t get all mushy over adults – well, maybe moms and grandmas, but that’s where a manly man draws the line.

What?!?!?! Click on this environmental headline for more on this sickening story.

Changes to school pesticide law debated

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

Seven years after the General Assembly banned the use of pesticides around Connecticut’s elementary schools, an effort to overturn the law is getting some support from suburbs that claim their athletic fields are now crabgrass-strewn lots. But during a public hearing Wednesday, the chairman of the Legislature’s Environment Committee joined ecology watchdogs in attacking the

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Lawmaker Cuts Deal with Pesticide Lobby

Mar 28th, 2011 | By

In return for a pledge from the pesticide lobby not to roll back existing pesticide laws, Rep. Richard Roy, D-Milford, promised that the Environment Committee would not raise any new pesticide bills this year.