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Unions Join Fight Over Washington Fish Consumption

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:19 PM

The state Department of Ecology appears ready to sharply increase Washington's fish consumption rate, an obscure number that has huge implications because it helps set water quality standards. A higher number means fewer toxic pollutants would be... Full Story

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution

posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination

posted on May 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

Court Upholds EPA Rule on Cross-state Pollution

posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can't... Full Story

Plan Seeks Phosphorus Cuts To Stop Lake Erie Algae

posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:08 PM

The report largely blames the algae's resurgence on manure and chemical fertilizer from farms. Full Story

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution

posted on January 31, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Farmers and Rural Communities Unite In Battling Nitrate Pollution
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination

posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Rural Communities Tackle the Problem of Nitrate Contamination
Small rural communities faced with expensive solutions to providing clean water are looking at alternatives that are aimed at prevention rather than treatment. Full Story

ISU Professor Leads Study Of Farm Field Erosion

posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Global studies show that the world's cropland is losing topsoil faster than new soil is forming, reducing cropland's fertility. Full Story

Chinese Official: Soil Pollution Hurts Farming

posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Farmers already are prohibited from raising crops for human consumption in areas across China that are deemed too badly polluted. But tainted rice and other crops have made their way into the food supply. Full Story

ND Wants Answers On Ruptured Pipeline Inspections

posted on October 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials are trying to determine if Tesoro Corp. knew about potential problems — including one deemed "serious" in documents obtained by The Associated Press — with a pipeline that leaked... Full Story

Farm Groups Appeal Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Ruling

posted on October 11, 2013 at 12:58 PM

The case, according to Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman, is not about protecting the Chesapeake Bay, but rather about whether "EPA can dictate where farming will be allowed, where homes can be built and where businesses can be established." Full Story

EPA Says US Falls Short In Shrinking Dead Zone

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Environmental Protection Agency officials say states in the river's watershed need to accelerate efforts to cut pollution from farm field runoff and discharges from sewage treatment plants. Full Story

Gulf 'Dead Zone' Above Average But Not Near Record

posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:51 PM

The area of low oxygen covers 5,840 square miles of the Gulf floor — roughly the size of Connecticut Full Story

EPA Lacking Information

posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM

CHICAGO (AP) - A report to Congress in 2008 said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was failing to regulate pollution from the nation's livestock farms because it lacked information as basic as how many farms existed.  Four years... Full Story

EPA to Reduce New Power Plants' Carbon Pollution

posted on March 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration forged ahead on Tuesday with the first-ever limits on heat-trapping pollution from new power plants, ignoring protests from industry and Republicans who have said the regulation will raise electricity... Full Story
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