Johnathan Hettinger is a journalist based in Livingston, Montana. Originally from Central Illinois and a graduate of the University of Illinois, he has worked at the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, the Livingston Enterprise and the (Champaign-Urbana) News-Gazette. Contact Johnathan at jhett93@​gmail.​com and follow him on Twitter @jhett93.
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A Pesticide-Laced Flea Collar Has Been Linked to Almost 1,700 Pet Deaths. Why Hasn’t the EPA Issued a Warning?
Some experts say the collar reveals a fundamental problem with EPA’s pesticide regulation process.
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There Are Only 300 Wolverines Left in the Lower 48. Why Won’t the Government Protect Them?
The Fish and Wildlife Service downplayed the threat of climate change and deferred to industry groups in a recent decision not to protect wolverines under the Endangered Species Act, according to two lawsuits.
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‘Buy It or Else’: How Monsanto and BASF Forced a Toxic Weed Killer on Farmers
Internal records show the companies knew crop damage from their weed killer would be extensive. They sold it anyway.
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Bayer Engineered a New Corn Seed That’s Resistant to Five Herbicides. But How Long Will It Work?
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Deadly Drift: The Herbicide Dicamba is Damaging Trees Across the Midwest and South
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EPA Gives Agribusiness Giant Syngenta a Pass on Pesticide Monitoring Due to Covid-19 Concerns
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The EPA Sidestepped the Normal Public-Comment Process to Approve a Cancer-Linked Herbicide
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Dicamba on Trial: Jury Sides with Farmer in Lawsuit Against Monsanto
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Dicamba on Trial: Monsanto Decided to ‘Pull Back’ on Testing of Herbicide Prior to Roll Out
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Dicamba on Trial: Peach Farmer’s Case Against Bayer, BASF Set to Begin Monday
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Report: Illinois EPA Staff Has Been Cut in Half and That Risks Public Health
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Foreign Control of U.S. Farmland has Recently Doubled, And the USDA Doesn’t Know Who Owns What