Oregon Restricts Pesticide Use

by Nha Nguyen, Published November 22, 2013 EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is restricting pesticide use, specifically ones believed to have kill thousands of bees during the summer. In June more than 50,000 bees were found dead in Wilsonville and later, hundreds in Hillsboro. Some activists with the Eugene organization Beyond Toxics were in […]

Advocates to Ask for Pesticide Ban

by KEZI Staff – Published November 21, 2013 SALEM, Ore. — Lawmakers will be hearing from scientists Thursday, about pesticides and their effect on bees. Bee keepers and those in the agricultural business will be at the special legislative session. They’re asking for a ban against pesticides thought to kill bees. Bee advocates say they’ll be delivering a […]

Pesticides Killing Bee Population (video)

by Chenue Her – Published August 17, 2013 EUGENE, Ore. — They help Oregon bring in about $600 million worth of agricultural profit every year but their population has been dying off rapidly. We’re talking about bees and on Saturday, people gathered at a Eugene grocery store to celebrate National Honey Bee Day and spread […]

City Discusses the Use of Pesticides in Parks

City Discusses the Use of Pesticides in Parks by Stacey Kafka Published March 13, 2013 EUGENE, Ore. — The city council is discussing ways to keep harmful pesticide usage in parks to a minimum. The council reviewed its integrated pest management program. The city currently has eight parks that are pesticide free, but sprays some parks to help […]

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