"The cities are not in the driver’s seat here, they’re being driven," says Mark Ryan, an attorney with EPA.
The Iowa Legislature decided to defund the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, leaving it to rely on money from its existing endowment and grants.
Environmentalists argued the EPA should establish maximum levels of nitrogen and phosphorus, and then have a means to penalize states that exceed those amounts.
A proposal that would jumpstart the chicken business in Nebraska has some residents concerned about the potential impact on the environment.
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.
Crop farms and livestock operations are the biggest contributors to nutrient problems in the 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.
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.