Sustainable Arlington

An Envision Arlington committee & a Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) chapter

Folder Resources

Categories

Documents

default 1. Silent Earth: Averting the insect apocalypse

Tagged in EcosystemHealth, InsectApocalypse, InsectDecline, Pesticides

Environmental Health News, 11.12.2021

As insects become more scarce, our world will slowly grind to a halt, for it cannot function without them. 

The author is Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, UK, specializing in bee ecology. He has published more than 300 scientific articles plus seven books, including the Sunday Times bestsellers A Sting in the Tale (2013), the Garden Jungle (2019), and Silent Earth (2021).

The link is to a modified extract from Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse, published September 2021 by HarperCollins.

default MA Pesticide Bills, Dec. 14, 2021 Hearing (ENRA)

Tagged in ENRAHearing, PesticideLegislation, Pesticides

The Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture (ENRA) held a hearing on pesticide bills on Dec. 14, 2021.

Priority bills: H.926 (Schoolchildren protection from pesticides), H.937 (Ecological Mosquito Control), H.3991 (Raptor Bill/Pesticide Reporting), H.910 (Local Control over pesticides), H.4143 (to move the pesticide board to DEP). A comprehensive list of all bills subject to this hearing is found on the official website for the hearing