Beyond Toxics http://klcc.org en Beautiful Bee Photos Part of First Friday Art in Eugene http://klcc.org/post/beautiful-bee-photos-part-first-friday-art-eugene <p></p><p><br />Honeybees are in peril because of disease and pesticides. A photo contest celebrating bees will be on display during the first Friday Artwalk in Eugene Friday evening.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:47:39 +0000 Rachael McDonald 11094 at http://klcc.org Beautiful Bee Photos Part of First Friday Art in Eugene Major Retailers To Be Asked To Stop Selling Pesticides, Garden Plants. http://klcc.org/post/major-retailers-be-asked-stop-selling-pesticides-garden-plants <p>Valentine's Day celebrates the "birds and the bees." Lately, bees have not been doing so well. Saturday, thousands of people in five cities including Eugene will ask major retailers to remove certain pesticides and garden plants, blamed for killing bee populations.</p><p>Supporters want major retailers Home Depot and Lowes to stop selling pesticides and garden plants containing neonicotinoids . The chemical is used to fight aphids and other leaf eating insects. Lisa Arkin of the environmental group Beyond Toxics says neonicotinoids are found in the soil of plants sold at those stores.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:03:39 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 8244 at http://klcc.org Major Retailers To Be Asked To Stop Selling Pesticides, Garden Plants. Analysis Finds Increased Timber Company Herbicide Spray In Triangle Lake Area http://klcc.org/post/analysis-finds-increased-timber-company-herbicide-spray-triangle-lake-area <p>The timber industry practice of spraying herbicides on clear cuts to ensure replanted saplings can take hold has been cause for controversy in Oregon.&nbsp; Now the Eugene-based anti-pesticide group Beyond Toxics has released an analysis finding industry spraying in one rural community increased over a three year period. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:01:00 +0000 Jes Burns 5083 at http://klcc.org Analysis Finds Increased Timber Company Herbicide Spray In Triangle Lake Area Pilot Study to Track Health Effects of Air Pollution in West Eugene http://klcc.org/post/pilot-study-track-health-effects-air-pollution-west-eugene <p></p><p>A pilot research project will study the health effects of air pollution in West Eugene.</p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 03:14:06 +0000 Angela Kellner 3176 at http://klcc.org Pilot Study to Track Health Effects of Air Pollution in West Eugene