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18 years and counting: EPA still has no method for measuring CAFO air pollution

18 years after starting to develop methods to measure and control air pollution from livestock operations, the Environmental Protection Agency still has not complied with its own mandate to protect Americans from the harmful health effects of air pollution from big farms.

CAFO lawsuit heads to Missouri Supreme Court

As CAFO lawsuit heads to Missouri Supreme Court, counties weigh options

The Missouri Supreme Court is expected to hear a lawsuit over county regulation of concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.
Shenandoah River’s algae woes

Shenandoah River’s algae woes worsen

Carpets of grass-colored algae have long plagued the Shenandoah River in Virginia, making it unpleasant to be on the water during some of the hottest weeks of the year. And,
Dr. Robert Bullard: 'We don't have 40 years' to fight for climate justice

Dr. Robert Bullard: 'We don't have 40 years' to fight for climate justice

The 'father of environmental justice' discusses the legacy of his work, how systemic racism in agriculture is tied to the larger injustices faced by Black and brown communities, and what brings him hope in this moment.
Costs of water pollution, a global scourge, 'underestimated and underappreciated'
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Costs of water pollution, a global scourge, 'underestimated and underappreciated'

A new World Bank report highlights the extensive damage to health, ecosystems, and economies due to water pollution.
Mississippi beaches have been vacant for two months as a toxic algae bloom lurks offshore
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Mississippi beaches have been vacant for two months as a toxic algae bloom lurks offshore

An algal bloom in the Gulf is devastating coastal businesses.
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Climate change is hurting forests' ability to filter agricultural nitrate pollution
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Climate change is hurting forests' ability to filter agricultural nitrate pollution

Animal waste and nitrogen-based agricultural fertilizers contribute to nitrate runoff, which ends up in creeks, streams, rain and, eventually, water systems. Nitrate, that mix of nitrogen and oxygen, can cause serious health problems if it's too concentrated.

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