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 […]
"The cities are not in the driver’s seat here, they’re being driven," says Mark Ryan, an attorney with EPA.
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.
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.
Coffee grounds might already be making your garden incredible, soon they might be cleaning your ground water.
Trump on his own can’t repeal the rule. The executive order directs the new EPA administrator to revise it, which could take years.
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.
While federal regulations have successfully cut back some types of water pollution, they have little muscle in combating agricultural runoff.
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.
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.
The USDA recently put $10 million behind grants to establish environmental markets, including one in Iowa to reduce nitrogen runoff.
New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.
Researchers in Australia may have come up with a potent but environmentally-friendly pest control strategy. They have spider evolution to thank for it.
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.
For children and pregnant women, canned tuna still presents a risk, as Consumer Reports found measurable levels of mercury in 42 samples.
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.
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.
The decision to buy bottled water or take your chances with tap water may be more loaded with consequences than you previously thought.
81-year-old Roland Micklem was arrested yesterday outside of West Virginia's State Capitol building for protesting the mining of mountaintops.