EU Agency Ducks Citizens’ Demand to Ban Roundup

Responding to a citizen petition to ban the key ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, the European Commission said Tuesday it finds no credible link between the chemical and health problems but would instead improve transparency in the pesticide-approval process.

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Bali Volcano Spits Ash 2 ½ Miles in the Sky, Airport Closed

A volcano with a deadly history continued to erupt Tuesday on Bali, one of the world’s most popular resort islands, spitting ash  2 ½ miles high and stranding tens of thousands of tourists for a second day. Lava was welling in its crater, but it remained unclear how bad the eruption might get or how long it could last.

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