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Pesticide Trends in Major Rivers of the United States, 1992–2010

This report is part of a series of pesticide trend assessments led by the National Water-Quality Assessment Program of the U.S. Geological Survey. This assessment focuses on major rivers of various sizes throughout the United States that have large watersheds with a range of land uses, changes in pesticide use, changes in management practices, and natural influences typical of the regions being drained. Read More

Environmental Contamination and Public Health: The Kilauea Story

In the last century, sugar plantations blanketed the Hawaiian Islands from Hilo to Lihue. Today, just a single plantation remains in operation. Yet many of these plantations leave behind a hidden legacy of contaminated soil from old pesticide mixing areas. The Hawai’I Department of Health (DOH) has tracked down many of these sites in remote areas, where there are few risks to the general public. Now, for the first time, DOH has discovered an old pesticide mixing site with alarmingly high levels of soil contamination persisting in the heart of a residential community. This article describes how the site was discovered and how government agencies have mobilized to clean it up and protect the public. Read More

Our Water: PowerPoint

Watershed and stewardship units, include lesson plans, model, service learning components. Nice example for other municipalities. POWERPOINT PRESENTATION: http://www.cleargeneseewater.org/assets/PhaseIIpowerpoint.ppt WEB PAGE: http://www.cleargeneseewater.org/teachers.html Read More

Our Water

Watershed and stewardship units, include lesson plans, model, service learning components, and PowerPoint presentation. Nice example for other municipalities. POWERPOINT PRESENTATION: http://www.cleargeneseewater.org/assets/PhaseIIpowerpoint.ppt WEB PAGE: http://www.cleargeneseewater.org/teachers.html Read More

Books on Global Warming

A list of recommended books on global warming and climate change for science, business, and children. Read More

Eco-Logical: Water Pollution Causes

A list of water pollution causes. Read More

Eco-Logical: Water Pollution Facts

Water pollution facts and figures. Read More

Eco-Logical: “Jaws V: Angry But Enfeebled”

An article on water pollution effects on animals, humans, plants, and ecosystems. Read More

Water Quality in the Eastern Iowa Basins, Iowa and Minnesota, 1996-98

A report on water quality assessment available in html and pdf format. Read More

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

Library Holdings. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) provides for federal regulation of pesticide distribution, sale, and use. All pesticides distributed or sold in the United States must be registered (licensed) by EPA. Before EPA may register a pesticide under FIFRA, the applicant must show, among other things, that using the pesticide according to specifications “will not generally cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment.” FIFRA defines the term ”unreasonable adverse effects on the environment” to mean: ”(1) any unreasonable risk to man or the environment, taking into account the economic, social, and environmental costs and benefits of the use of any pesticide, or (2) a human dietary risk from residues that result from a use of a pesticide in or on any food inconsistent with the standard under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.” Read More

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