Archive for August, 2010
Fields amended with poultry litter can accumulate significant levels of arsenic, according to studies by USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and associates. These findings provide key information about the agricultural pollutants that can build up in agricultural soils over time—and possibly migrate into nearby streams and rivers.
Poultry producers have sometimes supplemented chicken feed with roxarsone, [...]Leia mais
A recent Facility and Sustainability Data Management Survey suggest that there is broad interest for increased tracking of sustainability metrics from across the organization, but dissatisfaction with the tools available to measure utilities usage.
iReuse, a California based consulting firm, surveyed commercial facility and sustainability professionals in order to identify which sustainability metrics were being tracked, [...]Leia mais
The leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party says the province needs to adopt a science based approach to addressing water quality problems in Lake Winnipeg.
Pork producers have drawn attention to the fact that, despite a moratorium on the construction of new or expanded hog barns in much of Manitoba, water quality in Lake [...]Leia mais
Greenhouse gas markets, where invisible gases are traded, must seem like black boxes to most people. Farmers can make money on these markets, such as the Chicago Climate Exchange, by installing methane capture technologies in animal-based systems, no-till farming, establishing grasslands, and planting trees.
Farmers, students, extension educators, offset aggregators, and other stakeholders need to understand [...]Leia mais
Data from the Real Time Deforestation Detection System (DETER), from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), reported a fall of 49% in deforestation in June 2010 over the same period in 2009, confirming the downward trend of deforested areas in the Amazon Rainforest. Economic growth and falling deforestation rates indicate [...]Leia mais
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Dept. today announced that CF Industries, Inc. has agreed to spend approximately $12 million to reduce and properly manage hazardous wastes generated at its Plant City, Fla. phosphoric acid and ammoniated fertilizer manufacturing facility. The settlement resolves CF Industries’ Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) [...]Leia mais