The science on the key ingredient in the top-selling U.S. weedkiller, Bayer's Roundup, is still in fierce dispute as the company settles thousands of lawsuits claiming health impacts for billions of dollars.

Scientists Split Over Herbicide Risk, Leaving Public in Lurch

Identifying clear guidelines for the level of exposure to glyphosate that could cause cancer or other illness is a contentious business. As regulators, environmental advocates and academic scientists debate the fundamental science of toxicology, it’s little wonder cities in the Bay Area — ground zero for thousands of lawsuits against the manufacturer totaling billions of dollars — have settled on wildly disparate policies about whether and where to use the herbicide in public spaces.  Read more
An aerial rendering shows the proposed BUILD development at 700 Innes in Bayview-Hunters Point, with the city's proposed park at 900 Innes at bottom right.

Is This the Bayview’s Big Park Moment?

This article is co-published with Bay Nature, a nonprofit magazine dedicated to connecting people to the natural world of the Bay Area. Find out more at If anyone should be excited at the prospect of $29 million in funding for the development of a waterfront park in India Basin, it’s Patrick Marley Rump — yet he’s not.  Read more