Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage

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Arkansas’s pesticide regulators have stepped into the middle of an epic battle between weeds and chemicals, which has now morphed into a battle between farmers. Hundreds of farmers say their crops have been damaged by a weedkiller that was sprayed on neighboring fields. Today, the Arkansas Plant Board voted to impose an unprecedented ban on that chemical.

Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes, In ‘Cause For Serious Concern’

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A live Asian carp — an invasive fish so threatening to local U.S. ecosystems that officials have struggled to keep it out of the Great Lakes — has been caught nine miles from Lake Michigan, beyond a system of underwater electric barriers.

Teaching Children the Importance of Sustainability

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Children’s brains are like sponges. They take in everything around them and are capable of processing and internalizing an impressive amount of information. This can be both beneficial and detrimental, as any negative behaviors you exhibit could rub off on your child, or conversely, they can learn by the positive example you set. If sustainability is important to you, as it should be, then the best thing you can do to continue caring for the planet is to instill these values in your child, passing sustainable living onto the next generation and generations to come. Here are some tips you can try out to teach your children the importance of sustainability.

US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub

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One of the world’s largest science publishers, Elsevier, won a default legal judgement on 21 June against websites that provide illicit access to tens of millions of research papers and books. A New York district court awarded Elsevier US$15 million in damages for copyright infringement by Sci-Hub, the Library of Genesis (LibGen) project and related sites.