A Drifting Weedkiller Puts Prized Trees At Risk

A Drifting Weedkiller Puts Prized Trees At Risk

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Cypress trees line Reelfoot Lake, in northwestern Tennessee. Some of them show signs of damage from an herbicide that farmers sprayed on nearby soybean fields.

The EPA is deciding whether to let farmers keep using an herbicide called dicamba. The chemical is controversial because it can damage nearby crops. What’s less well-known: It’s hurting wildlife, too.

(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)

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