EU seeks to halve use of pesticides, heal nature with landmark laws

BRUSSELS, June 22 (Reuters) – The European Commission proposed on Wednesday legally binding targets to half the use of chemical pesticides and restore nature across the EU, in an attempt to better protect health and recover plunging wildlife populations. European Union environment policy chief Virginijus Sinkevicius told Reuters the proposal on repairing habitats would require … Read more

Webinar to focus on mental health first aid skills | Education

ARTHUR — Mental health and substance use issues are common. Nearly 1 in 5 US adults lives with a mental illness according to the National Institute of Mental Health. From 1999 to 2016, 630,000 people died from drug overdose according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Give someone in your community a hand … Read more

Risk of delay to carbon market reforms after surprise EU vote

EU lawmakers reject proposal to upgrade carbon market Risks delay to upgrade of EU’s core climate policy Split over whether to boost or weaken other measures War, inflation loom over climate vote outcomes BRUSSELS, June 8 (Reuters) – The European Parliament on Wednesday rejected a proposal to upgrade the European Union’s carbon market, an unexpected … Read more