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Groups contend county could face criminal charges for attempts to regulate large swine farms

Ag and business groups issued a letter warning board members they may face criminal charges. Environmental groups are calling it intimidation.

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Factory farming’s government-issued air pollution pass

The pollutants wafting from these operations are largely unregulated by the federal government.

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Heads up, America: Animal-borne diseases are closer than you think

Environmental disruptions don't just cause zoonotic diseases to emerge in Africa or Asia. The same thing is happening in the USA.

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Dominion Energy and Vanguard Renewables are turning cow manure into power

Utilities and farmers are turning cow manure into power — removing methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere in the process. But is burning methane a climate solution or just a step on the way to green energy?
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Animal rights activists uncover locations of factory farms

The animal agriculture industry has spent decades fighting to avoid the disclosure of information about facilities where animals are raised for food.
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Unpacking the beef concerning hog farms

"Right To Harm" tells the stories of Americans whose lives have been affected by industrialized livestock productions.

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A battle brews in rural Wisconsin over factory farms

A community divided. A local official accused of self-dealing. A top political appointee ousted from his job.

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Manure, trash and wastewater: US utilities get dirty in climate fight

The use of renewable gas means significant volumes of methane that would have been produced anyway never reach the atmosphere.

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Stealing Lauri

A pig kidnapping highlights the concerns over antibiotics in livestock.
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This year’s wild, wet spring is feeding massive blobs of toxic algae

Including a Massachusetts-sized dead zone projected to appear in the Gulf of Mexico.
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What's poo got to do with it?

Communities living near hog farms are in harm's way, and the permit the legislature wants to delay includes long-overdue protections from this dangerous air and water pollution.
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Gov. Asa Hutchinson reaches agreement to end hog farm operations on Buffalo National River watershed

The governor of Arkansas says he's reached an agreement with C and H Hog Farm to cease operations on the watershed near the Buffalo National River.
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Arkansas governor calls for postponing hog-farm bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday that he hopes state lawmakers don't proceed with a bill that would change how concentrated animal feeding operations, namely hog farms, would be permitted.
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