Apr 14

endangered-species

These 3 Pesticides Are Threatening 97% of Endangered Species in the U.S.

(NATURALSOCIETY) We know that pesticides are harming the animals – from creatures who live in the oceans, to larger animals living on farms, in jungles, on prairies, and even flying above our heads. But even more worrisome, they seem to be a threat to endangered species roaming the earth.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released an analysis pinpointing the collective impact that just 3 pesticides have on a surprising 97% of all the animals on endangered and threatened species lists nationwide.

These 3 common pesticides — chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion — are causing unwanted damage to the natural world. Continue reading »

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