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Honey bees are highly valued for their pollination services in agricultural settings, and recent declines in managed populations have caused concern. Colony losses following a major pollination event in the United States, almond pollination, have been characterized by brood mortality with specific symptoms, followed by eventual colony loss weeks later.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Democratic Youth Federation of India Vs Union of India & Others regarding endosulfan poisoning in Kerala. Supreme Court of India directs the concerned state governments to release the entire undisbursed payment of compensation, quantified as Rs.5 lakhs each, to all the affected persons, within three months.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashwini Kumar Vs. Union of India & Others dated 09/01/2017 regarding use of microbeads in personal care products. NGT in the Order said that as the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization which comes under Ministry of Health to ensure that no product, commercial or otherwise, imported or made domestically is allowed to be sold or made available to public which is dangerous for human use.

Acting on advice of an expert committee, the Centre will ban use of 18 pesticides in India as it involves risk to humans and animals.

Herbarium specimens may provide a record of past environmental conditions, including heavy metal pollution. To explore this potential, we compared concentrations of copper, lead, and zinc in historical and new collections from four sites in Rhode Island, USA.

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This paper outlines PAN Asia Pacific’s concern about the impact of hazardous pesticides on children, and the need for greatly improved global governance of pesticides post 2020, to protect the rights of children and to meet the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030.

China shored up its regulations on chemical residues in food with a new national standard, the Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday.

This study is to collect the samples of true mangrove plant, associated mangrove plants, water and sediments from Ennore Mangrove Ecosystem and the samples are analyzed for heavy metals accumulation.

Among the 260 pesticides in use in India, 56 are carcinogenic and banned in other countries.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC), in its recent notification, has prohibited manufacture, trade, import as well as export of household and decorative paints containing lead or lead compounds in excess of 90 parts per million (ppm).

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