Factory Farms Get Bigger, Pollution Grows, but Regulators Don’t Even Know Where They Are

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19102016/cafo-epa-regulations-factory-farms-get-bigger-pollution-grows-environmental-impact-methane

With the EPA struggling to collect data on these huge farms, understanding their pollution levels is almost impossible. By Georgina Gustin After Hurricane Matthew churned across North Carolina earlier this month, swollen rivers deluged poultry and swine farms, killing millions of chickens and thousands of hogs and sending potentially toxic animal waste coursing into waterways. It could take weeks or months for North Carolinians to learn the scope of the pollution or where it came from—if they ever do. See Also: Looking to the Earth Itself as a Climate Solution Tackling Food Waste as a Way to Save the Climate, Too The Mystery of the Global Methane Rise: Asian Agriculture or U.S. Fracking? read more

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