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Fighting voter suppression, environmental racism, and corporate agriculture in hog country

In an election like none before it, the residents of North Carolina—particularly the state’s hog- and poultry-intensive eastern counties—are fighting long odds to regain the power of their vote.
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Why North Carolina has giant lagoons of pig poop

To slaughter nearly 130 million pigs in a year, we need a highly industrialized system. And indeed, that's the food system we've created.

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Toxics

Game Of Thrones cast member warns of threat to beauty spots from large-scale pig farming

Jerome Flynn said: "It's a majestic, beautiful land which, as soon as you bring in a factory farm, is completely ruined. It's polluted.
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Locals unite to stop hog farms from polluting their community

More than 40 families in Iowa are fighting to contain the spread of concentrated animal feeding operations.
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Originals

In North Carolina, hog waste pollution a familiar result. Will things ever change?

NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA —The full extent of Hurricane Florence's environmental damage isn't yet known in North Carolina, where waste from factory farms, coal ash, and other pollutants are contaminating floodwaters still on the rise after the largest East Coast deluge north of Florida in history.

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The unequal distribution of catastrophe in North Carolina

Climate change has increased the vulnerability of the state’s low-lying eastern plain, expanding the size and water mass of hurricanes by as much as fifty per cent, with ocean levels creeping up.
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Justice

Smithfield Foods ordered to pay millions to neighbors of hog farms

The North Carolina farms "generate many times more sewage than entire towns."
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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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