17 May '11, 9pm

On Our Radar: Pesticides a Threat to Children's I.Q., Studies Find

On Our Radar: Pesticides a Threat to Children’s I.Q., Studies Find By JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF Prenatal exposure to pesticides — common in agricultural areas as well as low-income urban neighborhoods, where the chemicals are used to control cockroaches and other insects — can significantly affect a child’s ability to succeed in school, a trio of new studies finds . “This is not trivial,” a researcher says. [Yale Environment 360] Britain’s energy minister releases a plan that would reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from 1990 levels by 2025. The target is far more ambitious than the European Union’s current goal, which seeks to cut emissions by 20 percent from 1990 levels by 2020. The plan must still be approved by lawmakers. [Agence France-Presse] Senator David Vitter, Republican of Louisiana, slams a bill promoted by his own party leadership that would...

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