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April 13, 2018

 

EPA Updates East Chicago Residents on Lead Clean-Up

Spring has arrived, but for people living in parts of East Chicago, Indiana, gardening may not be possible for another three years. That’s how long the EPA said it could take to dig up all the yards contaminated with lead and arsenic in the Calumet and East Calumet neighborhoods. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency […]

November 20, 2017

 

Fewer Regulations Heighten Concerns Over Water Quality

"The cities are not in the driver’s seat here, they’re being driven," says Mark Ryan, an attorney with EPA.

September 5, 2017

 

Can We Feed The World With Farmed Fish?

New research suggests there is space on the open ocean to farm all the seafood humans can eat. But such volumes of fish could not be grown without costs.

August 3, 2017

 

The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone Is The Biggest Ever Seen

A record-setting "dead zone," where water doesn't have enough oxygen for fish to survive, has appeared this summer. One major cause is pollution from farms.

April 2, 2017

 

Not Just Compost Anymore

Coffee grounds might already be making your garden incredible, soon they might be cleaning your ground water.

March 1, 2017

 

Trump Orders Review Of Clean Water Rule Opposed By Farm Groups

Trump on his own can’t repeal the rule. The executive order directs the new EPA administrator to revise it, which could take years.

October 11, 2016

 

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.

October 4, 2016

 

Farmers Dabble In Voluntary Measures To Stop Harmful Runoff

While federal regulations have successfully cut back some types of water pollution, they have little muscle in combating agricultural runoff.

August 2, 2016

 

Indiana Conservation Practices Affect Gulf Of Mexico

Nutrient runoff isn’t a concern in Indiana because nutrients move away with water. When they settle in Lake Erie, for instance, is when they become a problem.

November 10, 2015

 

Nitrates A Costly, Persistent Problem For Small Towns

Nitrogen fertilizer on farm fields helps crops grow, but if there’s too much left over in the soil, it can pollute water supplies as nitrates.

October 9, 2015

 

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.

February 26, 2014

Losing Ground 

USDA Highly Underestimating Farmland Erosion

New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.

March 22, 2012

Guilt-Free Revenge? 

A New (All-Natural) Weapon In The War On Bugs

Researchers in Australia may have come up with a potent but environmentally-friendly pest control strategy. They have spider evolution to thank for it.

April 24, 2011

Green Thumb 

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Organic All The Way

Why does using organic methods to grow food matter? Why is organic more expensive? Is the food better? Join the discussion on these and more organic issues.

December 9, 2010

Polluted Fish 

Mercury In Canned Tuna Still A Concern

For children and pregnant women, canned tuna still presents a risk, as Consumer Reports found measurable levels of mercury in 42 samples.

December 2, 2010

Farm Pollution 

Indiana Farmer Cited For Spraying Hog Manure Near Waterways

A Randolph County, Indiana farmer has been cited for spraying 200,000 gallons of hog manure onto a field resulting in major fish kills in local waterways.

August 2, 2010

Factory Farming 

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Pigs Living Naturally, Meat In The City

The first part of a three part series, Nicolette Hahn Niman talks about growing up in the midwest and the treatment of pigs in industrial farming operations.

February 22, 2010

Bottled Water 

The Bottled Water Industry: Buy The Bottle Or Trifle With Tap?

The decision to buy bottled water or take your chances with tap water may be more loaded with consequences than you previously thought.

December 2, 2009

Environmental Conservation 

Elderly Man On Hunger Strike Arrested At WV State Capitol

81-year-old Roland Micklem was arrested yesterday outside of West Virginia's State Capitol building for protesting the mining of mountaintops.

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