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An insecticide used in genetically modified (GM) crops grown extensively in the United States and other parts of the world has leached into the water of the surrounding environment.

Australia faces worst plague of locusts in 75 years

Ideal breeding conditions for grasshoppersare expected to cost farmers billions

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Everything&rsquo;s coming up roses &ndash; and there's not a pesticide in sight

Pruning, fertilising, pesticides, fungicides &ndash; growing roses in grandad's day was quite the kerfuffle, admits Emma Townshend. But have things changed?

Bees fitted with tiny ID tags for study

Bees are being fitted with tiny radio ID tags to monitor their movements as part of research into whether pesticides could be giving the insects brain disorders, scientists said today.

Thousands dead, their land poisoned. The sentence &ndash; just two years

Court ruling over the tragedy at Union Carbide's Bhopal plant has enraged campaigners. Andrew Buncombe reports

Seven found guilty of Bhopal gas tragedy

Seven former chemical company executives were today convicted of "death by negligence" for their roles in the Bhopal gas tragedy that killed 15,000 people more than 25 years ago in the world's worst industrial disaster.

Poor weather linked to prostate cancer

Grim weather up North may be making men more prone to prostate cancer, new research suggests.

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