On any given day, helicopters and an armada of airboats fan out across Florida’s fresh waters to spray tank after tank of poison. Pouring millions of gallons of herbicide into rivers and lakes to kill the weeds. What started as sensible navigation and flood control has turned into a million-dollar-a-month chemical addiction that is killing
For nearly three hours, dozens of residents around Candlewood Lake spoke against a proposal to use herbicides and algaecides to treat Eurasian watermilfoil and blue-green algae, both of which have plagued the lake for years. Most of the concerns focused on health risks and possible negative effects the chemicals would have on the environment. Speakers
A study developed by researchers from the Department of Botany and Plant Physiology of the University of Malaga has warned that the indiscriminate use of herbicides in intensive agriculture poses a risk to freshwater ecosystems. Researchers have studied how the sustained increase of herbicides in these water bodies – swamps, wetlands or rivers- It affects
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is aiming to reduce invasive plant species in Lake Whitehall in a plan that calls for herbicides and mechanical harvesting. The reservoir has extensive growth of “exotic nuisance aquatic vegetation,” including fanwort and variable-leaf milfoil, according to a report by ESS Group, a firmed hired by the state.