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November 7, 2016

 

aerial views of a hog farm in North Carolina

Manure Happens, Especially When Hog Farms Flood

When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina, it flooded manure lagoons at hog farms. Environmentalists say it shows that these farms are too risky for the state.

November 4, 2016

 

Missouri River

How Would Clinton, Trump Clean Up Waterways?

While neither campaign responded to request for comment, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have offered hints on the campaign trail about clean water strategies.

October 11, 2016

 

gallon jug of water

Cities Cope With Ag Runoff, Create Their Own Pollution, Too

A stunning 90 percent of US urban streams contained concentrations of pesticides, most of which were used to keep bugs out of our homes and away from our yards.

September 29, 2016

 

challah

A Little Light Baking, With Challah And Paw Paw Bread

Preheat your ovens! Muddy Fork bakes challah and Daniel Orr bakes paw paw bread. Then we meet farmers who are trying to tackle nitrate pollution in groundwater.

September 27, 2016

 

A patch of rye planted as a cover crop

Farmers Feel Pressure To Fight Agricultural Water Pollution

Planting cover crops and spoon-feeding fertilizer are two ways to cut agriculture’s contribution to nitrates in water, but not enough farmers are buying in yet.

September 23, 2016

 

rural scene

Why Nutrient Runoff From Farms Is So Hard To Control

On this week's show, Harvest Public Media kicks off its series about water contamination, and Daniel Orr describes the most basic way to pickle vegetables.

September 20, 2016

 

headwaters of the South Platte River

How Are Nitrates Ending Up In Drinking Water Supplies?

Crop farms and livestock operations are the biggest contributors to nutrient problems in the Gulf of Mexico

October 9, 2015

 

corn on the husk

Environmental Markets Could Sell Farmers On Conservation

The USDA recently put $10 million behind grants to establish environmental markets, including one in Iowa to reduce nitrogen runoff.

September 17, 2015

 

picture of the Pfantz family homestead

Food Companies Begin To Pressure Farmers To Reduce Runoff

Fearing backlash from customers, companies like Coke, Nestle and General Mills, are pressuring farmers to reduce their contribution to water pollution.

February 19, 2014

Waste Not 

An outhouse sits in a snowy field in Idaho

The Dirt On ‘Humanure’

As the world's topsoil erodes and drinking water stores dwindle, developed countries could be forced to recycle more human waste to grow food. How safe is it?

December 4, 2012

My Chemical Romance 

Water streaming through a kitchen faucet with standard kitchenware in the background.

Got Allergies? It May Be In The Water

New study finds a correlation between commonly-ingested chemicals and allergies.

January 10, 2011

Chemicals In The Water 

Drinking Water

There’s Too Much Fluoride In Drinking Water

In order to protect the public from fluorosis and unnecessary chemicals, the HHS and EPA recommend that fluoride levels in drinking water be lowered.

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