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Canada to Ban All Weed ‘N Feed Nationwide

Stating "pesticides should only be used when and where there is a need," Health Canada — the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — announced Feb. 2 that it plans to ban the sale and application of all weed 'n feed type products across Canada. The new regulations will come into effect at the end of 2012. Though more than half of Canada has already banned such products at the provi ...

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Week in New Hampshire Takes Shape

Here is the text of a press release being circulated this week throughout New Hampshire: Film Supports Bill HB 1456 to Ban Pesticides New Hampshire Launches A Chemical Reaction CONCORD, N.H. — A brewing Canadian firestorm that is sweeping into the United States will take square aim at New Hampshire this week as the state legislature considers a controversial bill. At issue are chemicals used to kill dandeli ...

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Study: Lawns Bad for the Environment

The lawn care industry loves to tout the statistics about how great lawns are for the environment because they sequester carbon dioxide and other toxins. And while that's true, common sense has long told us that lawns — if overly fertilized, mowed and watered — actually generate more CO2 and other emissions than they could possibly sequester. Now, a new study from the University of California Irvine proves ...

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