Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Raising a stink

Pig waste fouling N.C. streams; permitting questioned


Environmental Health News

While North Carolina health and environmental groups pressure the state to more strictly regulate large pig farms, a new study found that streams near large industrial farms in eastern North Carolina are full of pig waste bacteria. This isn't sitting well with environmental groups.


N.Y.-N.J. harbors get 'good news report card'


The shared waters of New Jersey and New York's harbors, long battered by industry and neglect, have "advanced considerably" over the last five years, according to a report released last week.


$1M project reduces Mirror Lake pollution in Del.

News Journal

The problems at Delaware's Mirror Lake were once so severe that the banks were eroding, invasive plants were taking over and you couldn't eat the fish. But a year into an innovative state project to reduce pollution and restore habitat, even the scientists who worked on the project are surprised by the outcome.

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