Author: Jonathan Latham

  • Neonicotinoids Responsible for Pollinator Declines Worldwide

    Monarch caterpillars are vulnerable to neonicotinoid toxicity at concentrations as low as 1 part per billion, writes Jonathan Latham, and that makes them vulnerable to residues from commercial crops – and even more so from horticultural use in plant nurseries!

  • Canadian Cement Plant Becomes First to Capture CO2 in Algae

    A Canadian company called Pond Biofuels is capturing CO2 emissions from a cement plant in algae — algae the company ultimately plans on using to make biofuel. It’s no secret that the process of manufacturing cement is both energy intensive and dirty. Global cement production alone emits roughly five percent of greenhouse gas emissions annually,…