The Sierra Nevada mountain range in California

Study: Scientists name pesticides in Sierra frogs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Scientists have known for years that pesticides drift from California’s agricultural heartland and accumulate in frogs at the highest elevations of the Sierra Nevada. Now they have a better understanding of […]


Rice field workers. (Photo: California Conservation)

Calif. groups seek ban on rice pesticide

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California environmentalists say a proposal by state pesticide regulators to allow spraying of a controversial pesticide on rice fields in the Sacramento Valley could harm aquatic organisms and honeybees.


Pediatricians offer first report on organic foods

CHICAGO (AP) – The nation’s leading pediatricians group is offering its first advice on organic fruits and vegetables for children. The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents who want to reduce their kids’ exposure to […]


Oriental fruit fly treatment due in Laguna Beach

(AP) – California agriculture authorities are preparing to deal with the discovery of Oriental fruit flies in the Laguna Beach area of Orange County. The state Department of Food and Agriculture said Monday that small […]



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