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Workers at a recent pesticide collection event in eastern Washington show off a bag of DDT. The chemical was banned 41 years ago. 'Heirloom chemicals' are a problem for farming communities and states are figuring out how to collect and dispose of expired and banned chemicals.

Workers at a recent pesticide collection event in eastern Washington show off a bag of DDT. The chemical was banned 41 years ago. 'Heirloom chemicals' are a problem for farming communities and states are figuring out how to collect and dispose of expired and banned chemicals.

Are robots the final frontier for wiping out super weeds?

Are robots the final frontier for wiping out super weeds?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there is nothing safe about the chemicals used in organic agriculture. Period. This shouldn’t be that shocking – after all, a pesticide is a pesticide.
Christie Wilcox writes a thought-provoking blog post in Scientific American about the safety and health of organics vs. non-organic food.

Center for Investigative Reporting has done a comprehensive piece on the Triangle Lake community, Oregonians fear harmful effects from timberland herbicides.

EarthFix has also been covering this story.

We’ve got some fishy features for you this week! Hear about hatchery science: breeding a better fish and get the latest from the recovering Elwha River. We’ve also got quick hit news headlines from around the region including stories about Oregon’s new energy plan, a rash in sea lion shootings, DIY herbicide testing and more. Extra podcast content at EarthFix.