Gov. Kristi Noem said her bill would create a fair permitting process that can sometimes be "hijacked by a vocal few."
A study committee voted to recommend adding language to the ordinance that would clamp down on rural residents objecting to CAFOs.
The possibility that the potash mine could go forward without indigenous consultation — as required by international law — is becoming a looming possibility.
The livestock industry in South Dakota is undergoing a fundamental transformation that may alter farms, farmers and rural communities for generations to come.
The Gran Chaco is South America's second-largest forest biome, and is home to thousands of species.
CAFOs can put thousands of pigs or chickens in roofed buildings on a single property and have prompted concerns about pollution and manure-fueled odors.
Doesn't it seem a bit hypocritical that the same legislators who rail against too much government interference think it is fine for the state to override laws passed by local citizens to protect their own communities?
Some factors believed to play a role: pesticides, agricultural practices such as monoculture, population growth, urban sprawl, loss of habitat, and climate change.
New study bolsters evidence that certain chemicals may alter social development—but also reinforces the protective effect of folic acid during pregnancy
"The mindless clinging to outdated science is detrimental to public health and to the development of good science"
The failure to ban asbestos has resulted in widespread and potentially deadly chronic risks that reach down to our youngest citizens and their teachers.
EHN is teaming up with The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health to bring you the voices of next generation environmental health leaders
Coal, oil and gas have given communities across the U.S. both steady paychecks and devastating pollution. It's time to make health a priority in meeting our energy demands.