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A pesticide warning sign in an orange grove warns in English and Spanish that the pesticide chlorpyrifos, or Lorsban, has been applied to these orange trees. Jim West/Science Source hide caption

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Will An Appeals Court Make The EPA Ban A Pesticide Linked To Serious Health Risks?

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The alkali bee is slightly smaller than a honey bee, with opalescent stripes that shimmer between yellow, green, red and blue. Aaron Scott/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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When ticks come into contact with clothing sprayed with permethrin, research shows, they quickly become incapacitated and are unable to bite. Pearl Mak/NPR hide caption

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To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums

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Ray Vester served on the Arkansas State Plant Board for 18 years. "It's self-governing, by the people, for the people," he says. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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These Citizen-Regulators In Arkansas Defied Monsanto. Now They're Under Attack

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Tea pickers stand in the scorching sun, hand-plucking the tea leaves for about eight hours a day. Furkan Latif Khan/NPR hide caption

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Tea Farmer In India Leads Charge For Organic, Evades The Charge Of Elephants

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The destructive diamondback moth has spread across the world and mutated to become immune to each new chemical pesticide designed to slay it. Jonathan Lewis/Getty Images hide caption

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A sprayer covers a soybean field with an herbicide to control weeds. Scott Sinklier/Getty Images hide caption

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Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing

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Researchers monitored the health of these wild bees, from the species Osmia bicornis. They nest inside small cavities, such as hollow reeds. Courtesy of Centre for Ecology & Hydrology hide caption

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Pesticides Are Harming Bees — But Not Everywhere, Major New Study Shows

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When it comes to biopesticides, one of the most widely used fungi is Beauveria bassiana. Above, a kudzu bug killed by Beauveria bassiana, seen growing out of the cadaver. Courtesy of Brian Lovett/University of Maryland Entomology hide caption

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Pesticide warning sign in an orange grove. The sign, in English and Spanish, warns that the pesticide chlorpyrifos, or Lorsban, has been applied to these orange trees. Jim West/Science Source hide caption

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EPA Decides Not To Ban A Pesticide, Despite Its Own Evidence Of Risk

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