They are some of the worst air polluters in the country and the Environmental Protection Agency isn’t doing anything about it. Who are they? The 20,000 factory farms in the U.S. that are home to billions of abused animals that are often cramped in small cages and living in squalid conditions.
Europe's inland and coastal waters have become cleaner and nations such as heavily-indebted Greece and Cyprus boast some of the most pristine bathing spots, according to this year's EU report on water quality, published on Wednesday.
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.
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