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Pig cooling pads and weather forecasts for cows are high-tech ways to make meat in a warming world

More than a third of the heat-trapping gases cooking the planet come from growing and raising food, but millions of cattle, pigs and other animals get to stay cool in the United States and the rest of the developed world.
Meat plant closures mean pigs are gassed or shot instead
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Meat plant closures mean pigs are gassed or shot instead

Coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants have created a backlog of animals ready for slaughter but with nowhere to go. Farmers are having to cull them.
The agriculture queens of Louisiana
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The agriculture queens of Louisiana

As climate change threatens exports like oysters and rice, residents cling to a pageant tradition that celebrates them.
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Peter Dykstra: At the courthouse, the smell of defeat and the stench of victory
Hog confinement operation in Eastern NC. (Credit: Brian Bienkowski/EHN)

Peter Dykstra: At the courthouse, the smell of defeat and the stench of victory

Environmental advocates are getting a strong whiff of justice from American courthouses lately, and oddly, the victories smell worse than the setbacks.

For more than 20 years, residents who live near hog mega-farms in eastern North Carolina have battled water pollution, noise and smoke from constant truck traffic, and the godawful stench of urine and feces from compounds of tens of thousands of hogs.

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