Endangered green and loggerhead turtles make Mediterranean comeback

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For 10,000 years, green and loggerhead turtles have been nesting on the Mediterranean coast of Cyprus. In the last 100 years they have been hunted to the brink of extinction. Thankfully, due to pioneering conservation efforts made by Cypriot marine biologists, their endearing reptile compatriots are seeing a bounce back in numbers this year.

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Canada moves to ban bee-killing pesticides

Environmentalists scored a victory in Canada on Wednesday, securing restrictions on two crop chemicals that have been posing threats to bees and aquatic insects. The Canadian government’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), branched under the division ‘Health Canada,’ has agreed to impose constraints on the pesticides, slowly phasing them out of appliance over the course of the next three to five years.

Related: EU approves complete ban on bee-killing insecticides

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New study finds glyphosate in kids’ cereals and snack bars

A recent study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested 45 conventional oat products such as popular kid’s cereals, oatmeals and granola bars. Of the products tested, popular brands such as Quaker, Cheerios, Giant and Back to Nature all made it to the table. The results were alarming, to say the least, as 43 of the products – rounded out to 95.5% – contained glyphosate weedkiller in them. Of the 43 products that indicated traces of glyphosate 31 were above the EWG’s Health Benchmark of safe… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building