The invasive pink bollworm has inflicted tens of millions of dollars in damage annually. Biotech cotton and sterile moths helped eradicate it in the US.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Black Friday sales reveal fast fashion extremes. But how does it affect the planet?
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new crystal form of deltamethrin—a common insecticide used to control malaria—is up to 12 times more effective against mosquitoes than the existing form.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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More than 32,000 tonnes of the chemicals were approved for export by the UK in 2018, says Greenpeace.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~4 min
Pesticides and high temperatures can disrupt the development of small coral reef fish by targeting their hormones.
July 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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Researchers have figured out how to measure the viscosity of droplets. That could help control pesticide spraying, ink-jet printing, and more.
July 1, 2020 • ~5 min
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A new study shows high-fibre brown rice also contains more arsenic than white rice – so which is better for you?
June 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new spray made with a type of volcanic glass shows promise in killing mosquitoes. That could help stop the spread of malaria.
June 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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