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Farm Runoff

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

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green

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

Ohio Legislature Will Renew Attempt To Repair Lake Erie

AP | By JOHN SEEWER | Posted 12.25.2014 | Green

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A plan to slow down some of what's feeding the toxic algae in Lake Erie will be back in front of state lawmakers early next year...

The EPA: Cleaning Up Crappy Water Since 1970

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

This is a story about crap -- literally, tons of it. Piling up in Confined Animal Feeding Operations and being sprayed onto farm fields, animal manure is polluting the nation's waterways and is nearly impossible to regulate.

Farm Runoff Pollutes Drinking Water, Sickening People Nationwide

nytimes.com | CHARLES DUHIGG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In Morrison, more than 100 wells were polluted by agricultural runoff within a few months, according to local officials. As parasites and bacteria see...