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After Attempt to Save Bees, a Superweed Thrives Instead

Pigweed inadvertently spread in seed mix, could take years to eradicate

(Newser) - A herbicide-resistant weed strong enough to damage farm equipment has been spread on acres of conservation land in states like Ohio, Texas, Indiana, and Illinois under government programs, reports Illinois Farmer Today . Palmer amaranth, or pigweed—which the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes is "one of the most prolific and... More »

Top Weed Killer Poses Cancer Risk

Ingredient in several pesticides 'probably' causes cancer: study

(Newser) - The most popular weed killer on Earth can "probably" give people cancer, according to a study posted on a World Health Organization website and in the Lancet Oncology . The study says an ingredient in several insecticides and herbicides, including the popular Roundup, is "probably carcinogenic to humans" and... More »

18-Foot Weeds Taking Over Brooklyn Park

Local group asks for volunteers to help chop away pesky, unsightly phragmites

(Newser) - If you happen to be in the NYC area on Aug. 16 and 23 and aren't afraid to trudge through sediment-filled water, the Prospect Park Alliance has a task: chopping down the weeds—some of them as high as 18 feet—that are proliferating in the park. As part... More »

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