Canada Just Took a Big Step Toward Banning a Nasty Pesticide

While President-elect Donald Trump ponders which anti-regulation stalwart to place at the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Health Canada—our northern neighbor's version of the EPA—just took a bold step toward protecting the environment. Last week, the Canadian agency declared in a preliminary assessment that a high-profile insecticide should be banned within five years, because it's turning up in waterways "at levels that are harmful to aquatic insects"—the base of the food chain for fish, birds, and other animals.
Issue: Agroecology Typology: Laws