California state and county officials falling short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

Daniel Melling

The state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation registers pesticide products; county-level agricultural commissioners issue permits for the use of “restricted” pesticides — those that present significant human health or environmental concerns. State law requires that when farmers apply for pesticide use permits, county agricultural commissioners must deny the use of a restricted pesticide when feasible safer…



Gisele Bündchen and Barbra Streisand honored for environmental leadership at UCLA gala

David Colgan

Donate In receiving her award, Streisand invoked the Iroquois’ people’s “Seventh Generation” principle. “Before they made any decision, they considered the impact it would have seven generations to come,” Streisand said. “It wasn’t only about today. It wasn’t about profits. It was about the health of the earth for future generations.” Gisele Bündchen asked the…