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Spring 2002 - V.17 N.1



NEWS AROND THE LAGOON


Bush Administration Proposes Cuts to Environmental Enforcement and Water Quality Programs

Boaters oppose Manatee Speed Limits in Indian River County

Indian River County to Purchase Kroegel Parcel

Proposal to Extend Indian River Lagoon Boundaries

Controversial Manatee Bill in Florida Legislature

Brevard County Issues Invasive Plant Ordinance

Poisonous Lionfish Now Off Florida

Palm Bay Approves Lagoon House Design

Pesticide Use in Florida Kills Birds

70 Million Pounds Of Pesticides Applied Every Year





 
70 Million Pounds Of Pesticides Applied Every Year

   Americans apply 10 times more pesticides to lawns per acre then farmlands. Less than 1 percent of insects are harmful to plants. Pesticides can harm immune, nervous and reproductive systems and most pesticides contain chemicals that are possible causes of cancer.


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