pesticides

Washington Square Park Maintenance Issues Remain Unaddressed, City Opts To Place Ineffective and Hawk-Killing Rodenticide in Park (See Update: Rodenticide Removed!)

Washington Square Park Maintenance Issues Remain Unaddressed, City Opts To Place Ineffective and Hawk-Killing Rodenticide in Park (See Update: Rodenticide Removed!)

October 10, 2012

Updated! 8:24 p.m. — Good news! Roger Paw blogger wrote in to say that the bait boxes have been removed! See more info from that blog here. Now, if the park maintenance issues can be addressed… Original post follows – Washington Square Park has been rodenticide-free for awhile – but no longer. Rodenticide bait traps […]

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The Alleged "Cure" Is Worse Than The Disease: Why NYC Ought to Stop Spraying Toxic Pesticides -- Central Park/Upper West Side to Be Sprayed Early Friday Morning

The Alleged "Cure" Is Worse Than The Disease: Why NYC Ought to Stop Spraying Toxic Pesticides — Central Park/Upper West Side to Be Sprayed Early Friday Morning

August 30, 2012

Updated Should we be killing lady bugs? My first foray into grassroots activism in New York City was in year 2000 when I first became aware of the mass pesticide spraying being conducted to allegedly stop the spread of West Nile virus. I read an article in the New York Times about the effects this […]

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Hazardous Pesticide Spraying in Prospect Park Tonight

Hazardous Pesticide Spraying in Prospect Park Tonight

August 4, 2011

After first saying that pesticide spraying would not occur in Prospect Park because of the Celebrate Brooklyn concerts – something that raised a few eyebrows (either something is urgent, or it is not) – the New York City Department of Health backtracked and said pesticide spraying will occur tonight after midnight in the Park. Prospect […]

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Parks Department says Rodenticide Removed at Washington Square. (And yet...) On Rethinking Use of Poison in Our Parks

Parks Department says Rodenticide Removed at Washington Square. (And yet…) On Rethinking Use of Poison in Our Parks

May 7, 2011

The City’s Parks Department told the New York Times yesterday (May 6th) that they were removing the rodenticide “bait stations” at Washington Square that day to accommodate red-tailed hawk couple Violet and Bobby and their newborn hatchlings now residing above the park. This is good news! However, at 7 p.m. yesterday, bait stations were still […]

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Riverside Park's Three Baby Hawks Believed Dead -- Pesticides in Parks the Cause?

Riverside Park's Three Baby Hawks Believed Dead — Pesticides in Parks the Cause?

May 13, 2008

The New York Times reports this morning that the three baby Red-Tailed Hawks, that were big enough to spread their wings but had not yet left the nest, are no longer in their nest and believed to be dead. One dead “chick” was found on a path at Riverside Park and is being sent to […]

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