Losing our pollinators would have huge implications for human health. New evidence shows how important the ban on neonicotinoids is for protecting our bees.
The increased use of bee-threatening pesticide sulfoximines could undermine the current ban on neonicotinoids, and have serious implications for the future of pollinators, food production and human health.
A legal challenge has been filed by environmental lawyers ClientEarth after hormone-harming chemical DEHP was authorised in recycled plastics for another four years by the European Commission.
ClientEarth analysis shows the Commission’s proposal for indentifying and outlawing endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDC) is illegal. If the Commission forces through its proposals, it has exceeded its delegated powers.
New analysis shows the Commission’s plan for identifying and outlawing endocrine disruptors is illegal.
Commission proposal for definition of endocrine disruptors considerably weakens the protection of human health and the environment, making it almost impossible to outlaw hormone-harming chemicals.
A new ruling that glyphosate is probably not carcinogenic is at the centre of a row over industry influence on chemical safety decisions.
The National Farmers Union has asked the UK government for permission to use banned neonicotinoids despite proof of healthier yields without the pesticides.
A toxic chemical which harms unborn children has been authorised for use in plastics in everyday products, despite strong EU Parliament objections.
Environmental and health concerns were set aside in favour of business today, when a senior EU judge said pesticides data could be kept confidential despite the risk to people and the planet.
The EU has avoided difficult decisions and delayed life-saving laws because it is not accountable to its citizens. For three years the Commission has ignored its legal obligation to define endocrine disruptors, which cause cancer and infertility.
The US knows how dangerous pesticides are to bees – will the EU listen to the facts and keep the ban on imidacloprid?
EU judges have sided with the chemicals industry, when they ruled that regulator ECHA does not need to release more data on the toxics being pumped into the environment.
The EU Court of Justice took a firm stand in favour of our water last month, clarifying the role of public bodies in protecting water quality.
The EU Court today confirmed that the protection of health and the environment is more important than confidentiality for expert commentators.
Major UK environmental NGOs say stronger action is needed to protect pollinators from pesticides in National Pollinator Strategy
The European Union is negotiating a trade deal with the US, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
As TTIP discussions progress, we’re concerned about its impacts on the regulation of toxic chemicals in the EU.
Members of the Bee Coalition today welcome the Government’s public ‘Call to Action’ to help reverse declining bee numbers and other pollinating insects.
The pesticides giant Syngenta has retracted its request to use harmful neonicotinoid pesticides.
Ministers must stand up to intense lobbying from the pesticide industry by refusing to allow a banned bee-harming pesticide to be used on Britain’s crops,
Two weeks ago, at the start of the fourth round of “trade” negotiations between the EU and the US, the Center for International Environmental Law and ClientEarth issued a detailed critique of a document by the two main chemical industry lobbies.
What do current transatlantic trade negotiations mean for the environment?
Buglife, ClientEarth, SumOfUs.org and three other European NGOs are applying to the courts to defend a ban of three deadly wildlife-harming chemicals.