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  • Stop fretting about GMOs; we have bigger food issues to worry about

    Stop fretting about GMOs; we have bigger food issues to worry about
    The battle against genetically engineered food revolves mostly around the idea that it’s somehow bad for us in some way, though critics of the technology have a lot of trouble producing credible, peer-reviewed research as evidence. And arguments...
  • To stop polluting our water, start living vegan [Letter]

    To stop polluting our water, start living vegan [Letter]
    Last weekend the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo, Ohio, residents was fouled by animal waste ("Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae," Aug. 6). With the unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it could...
  • Oscar-nominated films' unusual roots

    There are many reasons investors enter the movie business. "Enticed by Charlie Sheen" isn't usually one of them. On a vacation to Los Angeles a few years ago, Joe Newcomb, a Texas entrepreneur who has made millions in the fertilizer business, accepted...
  • Nutrient pollution threatens national park ecosystems, study says

    Nutrient pollution threatens national park ecosystems, study says
    National parks from the Sierra Nevada to the Great Smoky Mountains are increasingly being fertilized by unwanted nutrients drifting through the air from agricultural operations, putting some of the country’s most treasured natural landscapes at risk...
  • Scott seeks $55 millon boost for Florida springs

    Scott seeks $55 millon boost for Florida springs
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he plans to push lawmakers to budget $55 million for restoration of the Sunshine State's pollution-choked natural springs. The announcement comes as lawmakers gear up to battle over potentially massive springs...
  • Weatherford: No big water policy this year

    Weatherford: No big water policy this year
     TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...
  • 'The Dallas Buyers Club,' the AIDS film no one wanted to make

    METAIRIE, La. — In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to...
  • State withdraws farm pollution regulation

    State withdraws farm pollution regulation
    Maryland officials pulled back a proposed regulation Monday aimed at reducing farm runoff polluting the Chesapeake Bay after chicken growers warned it could cripple the state's lucrative poultry industry if imposed now. The state Department of...
  • Did Md. chicken out on poultry manure?

    Did Md. chicken out on poultry manure?
    Industrialist Jean Paul Getty once compared manure to money in that both have to be "spread around." But in Maryland, we know that too much spreading of manure is costly, and the trick is to find more cost-effective ways of dealing with it. That's a...
  • $37M targeted for helping Florida's springs

    $37M targeted for helping Florida's springs
    Standing less than 2 miles from an algae-plagued Wekiwa Springs, Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's top environmental officials gushed praise Wednesday for $37 million in public money set aside to jump-start restoration work at some of the state's best-known...
  • Chesapeake Bay pollution diet survives legal challenge

    Chesapeake Bay pollution diet survives legal challenge
    A federal judge on Friday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's right to impose a pollution "diet" for the Chesapeake Bay, rejecting a legal challenge to the restoration effort from farmers' and builders' groups. U.S. District Judge Sylvia H....