Cheese in the desert: Why mega-dairies are piping water onto Oregon's shrub-steppe

An environmental coalition is lobbying for a moratorium on mega-dairies, which have proliferated in a water-challenged area of northeastern Oregon.

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3M in Wausau ordered to investigate, clean up contamination found on recently purchased property

A company spokesperson said the discovery was made as part of the company's acquisition of the property and was promptly shared with the DNR.

EPA may craft groundwater rule to pass Supreme Court test

EPA may consider crafting a new rule fleshing out the Supreme Court's test for determining if groundwater pollution is subject to federal permitting requirements, a transition official for the Biden administration told an audience of environmental lawyers recently.

Scientists find many wells at risk of running dry around the world

New research shows that as groundwater levels decline in places around the world, millions of wells are at risk of running dry, including in Arizona.

As animal feedlots grow, so do fears

Many people have expressed concerns about the effects that industrial agriculture operations may have on land, water, and environment, as well as animal and human health.

How a massive new cattle feedlot threatens one of Iowa's last pristine waterways

In northern Iowa, nestled among limestone bluffs, is Bloody Run Creek, a six-and-a-half mile, clear-water stream revered for its trout fishing. The creek is a popular tourist spot and one of just 34 bodies of water in the entire state labeled as an “Outstanding Iowa Water" for its near-pristine condition.

Study surveys global risk of dry wells

Millions of wells are only a few meters above the water table, study finds.

Florida agriculture officials ban citrus pesticide approved near end of Trump administration

The department cited a U. S. Environmental Protection Agency legal response last week to a petition filed in a federal appeals court in March by environmental groups.

California report tallies hundreds of failing water systems in the state

Hundreds more systems are at risk of not being able to meet drinking water standards.

Washington state order targets Boeing Everett plant’s polluted history

Records show a dispute over cleanup requirements for chemically tainted water. The company denies there’s a disagreement.

California county set for major expansion in oil, gas drilling

Health, environmental concerns aren’t deterring Kern County from a future with thousands more oil and gas wells.

Fort Sill seeking permission to test the private water wells

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a health advisory establishing a threshold concentration of two chemicals that have been found in some drinking water.

Dayton intends to sue Wright-Patt, says it wants to stop water contamination

The city of Dayton intends to file a lawsuit against Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the U.S. Department of Defense in an effort to reduce contamination coming from the base into the city’s drinking water supply.
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