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Agricultural Pollution

Farms Cause More Pollution Than You Might Think

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green

It's not just factories that belch nasty pollutants into the atmosphere. Crop fields and cow pastures are major polluters too. New research from Colu...

U.S. Federal Court: Farms Can Be Held Liable For Pollution From Manure

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2015 | Green

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court has ruled for the first time that manure from livestock facilitie...

Why Sea Otters Sued California's State Water Board

Steve Shimek | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Steve Shimek

The public has every right to know the quality of its water and every right to fully understand the risks and benefits of modern agriculture. Do agriculture's benefits outweigh the public right to clean water? Is farming that does not pollute water even possible?

Increasing Pollution, Dwindling Options

Donald Carr | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Donald Carr

Industrial agriculture, not manufacturing, gas drilling or mining, is the largest contributor to America's water pollution problem.

Oklahoma Attorney General Takes on Big Poultry, Highlighting Unsustainability of Industrial Agriculture

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

I needn't remind you that Oklahoma is a stronghold for climate change deniers like Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe. But Oklahoma could be poised to redeem itself, taking on the unsustainability of industrial agriculture.

Risky Runoff: From Fish-Roe to Ritalin (My Reaction to "Poisoned Waters," a Recent PBS Frontline Story)

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

The particulates from our own medicated bodily fluids are so fine that there are no water processing plants in the world that can trap them.