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Hurricane Season Spurs Hog Waste Worries in North Carolina

Hurricane Season Spurs Hog Waste Worries in North Carolina

By Cameron Oglesby As North Carolina heads into another hurricane season, some residents and organizations fear the stormy season will again flood communities with hog waste. The state’s hog waste management works by funneling feces, urine, and blood from hog farms into massive open waste lagoons, which let off foul odors and methane gas. When […]

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    4 Ways Tyson Foods Made 2020 Even Worse

    4 Ways Tyson Foods Made 2020 Even Worse

    By Karen Perry Stillerman Tyson Foods is the nation’s largest (and world’s second largest) meat and poultry producer. It operates 110 processing plants with 121,000 employees in the United States and boasted $42 billion in revenue in 2019, putting the publicly traded, Arkansas-based company at #79 in the Fortune 500. As it seeks to maintain […]

    Russian Mining Giant Admits to Polluting the Arctic With Wastewater

    Russian Mining Giant Admits to Polluting the Arctic With Wastewater

    Russia’s Norilsk Nickel ran into trouble earlier this month when one of its subsidiaries accidentally spilled 21,000 tons of diesel that ended up polluting a pristine Arctic lake. Now the company admits that it has been dumping wastewater into the Arctic tundra, as Agence-France Press, (AFP) reported. The metallurgical giant said on Sunday that it […]

    Changing Laundry Habits Could Eliminate Thousands of Tons of Ocean Pollution

    Changing Laundry Habits Could Eliminate Thousands of Tons of Ocean Pollution

    An estimated 14,000 tons of microfibers sloughed off of soiled laundry is believed to be released into European oceans every year, further contributing to microplastic pollution with a threat of becoming a “significant environmental issue.” That amounts to about two garbage trucks every day, new research suggests. Many synthetic clothes, linens, and households textiles are […]

    Washington State to Ban Bottled Water Operations

    Washington State to Ban Bottled Water Operations

    Bottled water manufacturers looking to capture cool, mountain water from Washington’s Cascade Mountains may have to look elsewhere after the state senate passed a bill banning new water permits, as The Guardian reported. The state, with its glacier-fed springs and rainforests, will become the first state in the country to put a total ban on […]

    Bulgarian Environment Minister Charged for Mismanagement of Water Crisis

    Bulgarian Environment Minister Charged for Mismanagement of Water Crisis

    Bulgaria’s minister for the environment abruptly resigned after he was arrested and charged for mismanagement of a water crisis in a western Bulgaria city, as the AP reported. The city of Pernik and its surrounding areas, which is home to about 100,000 people, was the epicenter of antigovernment protests after the city faced severe water […]

    Communities in Ecuador Fight Back Against Palm Oil

    Communities in Ecuador Fight Back Against Palm Oil

    By Alejandro Pérez, translated by Romina Castagnino Fifteen years ago, Martha Valencia relied on the nearby river for water and for food. But then oil palm crops arrived in the area and polluted the river, say Martha and her neighbors. The community took the oil palm grower to court, which ultimately resulted in a ruling […]