An unlikely climate crusade in Trump country
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An unlikely climate crusade in Trump country

Great piece here from FERN. EHN's recent series, "Peak Pig" looks at problems and some partial solutions for factory hog farms.

It was a quarter after eight on a steamy August morning when Rachel Grantham rumbled up in a big black pickup truck. The 26-year-old, six-foot-three agronomist sported a pink top, a purple miniskirt, camouflage muck boots and a single blonde braid draped over one shoulder. I hoisted myself into the cab of the truck, and we… » Read More

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