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Anti-salmon-farming activists are playing a global game of whack-a-mole

Increasing regulation in several countries is forcing open-net-pen salmon farmers to pack up shop. But then what happens?
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clean-energy boost from turning cornfields into solar power fields

Report forecasts clean-energy boost from turning cornfields into solar power fields

Clean Wisconsin released a report Tuesday comparing the efficiency of using farmland to grow corn for ethanol with using it for solar power.
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increasing wildfires could transform the Arctic

How increasing wildfires could transform the Arctic

Wildfires, and the nutrients they bring, could make the Arctic Ocean more productive.
Warming winters are increasing fertilizer runoff and polluting waterways, a new study finds

Warming winters are increasing fertilizer runoff and polluting waterways, a new study finds

A new study finds as winter weather warms across the Midwest, fertilizers that once froze are now finding their way into streams and rivers.
Voluntary measures may not be enough: Bacteria and algae plague Iowa beaches

Voluntary measures may not be enough: Bacteria and algae plague Iowa beaches

The Gazette and Investigate Midwest analyzed 20 years of beach monitoring data from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources
‘Dead zone' smaller than expected, but bigger than desired

‘Dead zone' smaller than expected, but bigger than desired

Though significantly smaller than expected, this year's dead zone still far exceeds the long-term goal.
How the little, polluted Crow River clouds the Mississippi

How the little, polluted Crow River clouds the Mississippi

The Crow is the first major agricultural river emptying into the mighty waterway, and it doubles the Mississippi's nutrient pollution, state officials say, adding phosphorous, nitrogen and sediment.
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