11 Jul '11, 7pm

New Weedkiller May be Causing Mass Tree Deaths in U.S.: White pine trees, a species under ass... th.bp #green #USRC

New Weedkiller May be Causing Mass Tree Deaths in U.S.: White pine trees, a species under ass... th.bp #green #USRC

White pine trees, a species under assault by Imprelis. Photo: bobistraveling via Flickr /CC BY Unruly herbicides are making headlines again: A couple weeks ago, it was the fact that the world's top-selling weedkiller was causing birth defects . This time, it looks like the brand new herbicide Imprelis, manufactured by the chemical giant DuPont and okayed for use by the EPA, is causing mass tree deaths in a number of vulnerable species across the US. UPI reports : Landscapers switched to Imprelis this year to control weeds because it was claimed to be safer for the environment than predecessors ... Amy Frankmann, head of the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, said she has not seen such widespread tree death since the emerald ash borer ravaged ash trees. "I'd say this is right up there as far as the significance and losses," Frankmann said. "The customers are callin...

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grist.org 11 Jul '11, 4pm

Millions of dollars worth of spruce and pine trees across the country have mysteriously withered and died in the past few ...

New Herbicide Linked to Thousand of Tree Deaths | Care2 Causes

New Herbicide Linked to Thousand of Tree Deaths...

care2.com 16 Jul '11, 8am

A new herbicide has been linked to the deaths of thousands of trees. The DuPont-manufactured Imprelis was conditionally ap...

New Weed Killer May Kill Trees, Too

New Weed Killer May Kill Trees, Too

thedailygreen.com 13 Jul '11, 3pm

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DuPont Is Sued Over New Herbicide

green.blogs.nytimes.com 19 Jul '11, 8pm

Andrew Spear for The New York Times A Norwegian spruce in Columbus, Ohio. Its owners said that it began to wither after Im...

Mass grave with 222 bodies found in Iraq

Mass grave with 222 bodies found in Iraq

channelnewsasia.com 10 Jul '11, 3pm

SHANAFIYAH, Iraq: The remains of 222 people, probably Kurds killed under Iraq's former regime in 1987, were extracted from...

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solarindustrymag.com 13 Jul '11, 1pm

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has revealed plans for a new and possibly game-changing program for encouraging the do...