Environmental Issues

Microplastic Pollution In The Bay Poses Risks

Written by Leslie Middleton. Posted in Environmental Issues.

MicroPlastic pollutionTiny bits of “microplastics” that wash into the Bay may endanger aquatic life in the estuary and its tributaries,but more research is needed to better understand the threat, according to a report from scientists and policy makers released in mid-April.
Although federal legislation was approved in December that addresses a portion of the issue,

Plant Flowers, Don't Kill the Bees

Written by LWM Staff. Posted in Environmental Issues.

Neonicotinoids kills bees, Healthy Family

These pesticides act on certain nerve receptors that are abundant in the insect's nervous system. They are highly toxic to most arthropods, but much less so to mammals. Because neonicotinoids are water soluble, plants easily absorb them and they work well as systemic treatments.
Neonicotinoid insecticides are often applied to seeds of agricultural crops, particularly corn and soybeans. These seed treatments are intended to suppress damage by herbivorous insects during the early stages of plant germination and growth.

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