BEIJING - Farm pollution in China is worsening, despite moves to reduce excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides, said the agricultural ministry, urging farmers to switch to organic alternatives to tackle severe soil and water pollution.
About 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China’s farmland is too polluted to grow crops, a government official says, highlighting the risk facing agriculture after three decades of rapid industrial growth.
State regulators in Minnesota are blaming farming for rising nitrate levels in southern Minnesota surface waters in a new Minnesota Pollution Control Agency report, citing the increasing use of drainage tiling as a major reason.
Moorhead-based American Crystal Sugar Co. has paid a $24,943 penalty and taken corrective actions to reduce air pollution from emissions at its East Grand Forks facility, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says.
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board has released a report, “Reactive Nitrogen in the United States: An Analysis of Inputs, Flows, Consequences and Management Options,” detailing environmental threats posed by “reactive nitrogen” and offering recommendations on how to manage it.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's Health Department says it will challenge a federal plan to take control of an air quality program in the state. The Environmental Protection Agency says it expects the challenge.
BRUSSELS — The suspension of spot trading on European carbon emission markets entered its second week Thursday, as national regulators awaited confirmation from the European Union that their security systems were up to date.
BRUSSELS — Experts called for tighter security in carbon emissions trading Thursday, a day after the European Union was forced to shut down its trading system following the theft of certificates worth up to euro28 million ($38 million) in a spate of computer attacks.
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