Report: Nebraska’s waterways are 6th worst in nation for pollution

Report: Nebraska's waterways are 6th worst in nation for pollution By Algis Laukaitis, Lincoln Journal Star19 June 2014Nebraska's waterways are the sixth worst in the nation for toxic pollution,  and most of the contamination is because of nitrates, according to a report released Thursday. In 2012, industrial facilities dumped 10.5 million pounds of toxic chemicals [...]

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Study urges sustainable corn production, warns of climate change danger

Study urges sustainable corn production, warns of climate change danger By Nicholas Bergin, Lincoln Journal Star14 June 2014Corn farmers could see growing pressure from the companies that buy their golden kernels to adopt sustainable practices, according to a new report that warns of price swings, risk of groundwater depletion and nitrogen runoff contributing to the [...]

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Flood water can contaminate private wells

Flood water can contaminate private wells By Lincoln Journal Star6 June 2014 Report: Nebraska's waterways are 6th worst in nation for pollution  Nebraska's waterways are the sixth worst in the nation for toxic pollution,  and most of the contamination is because of nitrates, according t… Read more  Private drinking-water wells may have been inundated with storm [...]

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Louisiana shrimp season threatened by US ethanol policy: Larry McKinney

Louisiana shrimp season threatened by US ethanol policy: Larry McKinney By NOLA.com16 June 2014Louisiana's spring shrimp season is officially open, but what should be a time to celebrate the annual kickoff of a key driver of the coastal economy is now overshadowed by a looming threat to the Gulf of Mexico's fragile ecosystem. The "dead zone" -- a Connecticut-sized [...]

2014-06-20T13:58:00+00:00June 20th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Louisiana shrimp season threatened by US ethanol policy: Larry McKinney

How much fertilizer is too much for Earth’s climate?

How much fertilizer is too much for Earth's climate? By National Science Foundation9 June 2014  Applying nitrogen fertilizer to corn at the NSF Kellogg Biological Station LTER site. Credit and Larger Version The following is part fifteen in a series on the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network. Visit parts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine,ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, and fourteen. Helping farmers [...]

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Inaction feeds crisis over Mississippi River, environmentalists say

Inaction feeds crisis over Mississippi River, environmentalists say By Greg Gordon, The Sacramento Bee11 June 2014 WASHINGTON -- Decades of shortsighted decisions by industry and government have put the Mississippi River’s future at risk, and degradation at its southern Louisiana delta is contributing to “the greatest land loss on the planet,” a five-state environmental coalition warned [...]

2014-06-12T13:38:00+00:00June 12th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Inaction feeds crisis over Mississippi River, environmentalists say

House Passes Poseys Bill For Algae Bloom Research

House Passes Poseys Bill For Algae Bloom Research By Space Coast Daily9 June 2014   ABOVE VIDEO: Congressman Bill Posey speaks on the House floor in support of important bipartisan legislation to fund research of algae blooms and hypoxia events which are harmful to natural habitats like the Indian River Lagoon. June 9, 2014.    WASHINGTON [...]

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