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Category: Climate

Industrial Hog Farm

Study Confirms Waste From Industrial Hog Farms Creates Life-Threatening Hazards for Nearby Residents

by Robert Alvarez | Sep 17, 2021 | Climate, Health

In 1996, Steve Wing, an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina, was among the first to provide evidence of harm to poor people of color from airborne chemical and pathogen-laden emissions. Wing’s focus was on affected populations that lived near industrial-scale hog farm lagoons, considered among the most polluting industrial operations in the world. […]

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Maine

Letter From Pembroke

by Severine von Tscharner Fleming | Jun 30, 2021 | Climate, Politics

Reflections on the path forward, from Severine von Tscharner Fleming, a farmer, activist, and organizer who runs Smithereen Farm, an organic wild blueberry, seaweed, and orchard operation at the edge of Cobscook Bay, Maine, that’s certified by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and hosts summer camps, camping, and educational workshops.  A bit about […]

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Denis Hayes

The Founder of Earth Day Blends Optimism and Principle

by Hamilton Fish | Apr 22, 2020 | Climate

Everyone on the planet woke up this morning with at least two things in common. First, all of us are mindful of the safe practices we need to follow to protect ourselves and others against infection—even if not everyone is observing these practices with the same rigor. And second, we are all celebrating Earth Day on its […]

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With the Amazon on Fire, an Early Visitor Recalls the Scorched Acreage That Was Once Earth’s Greatest Forest

by John Perkins | Dec 14, 2019 | Climate, Politics

An abridged version of this article appears in the December print edition of The Washington Spectator. Wildfires raging in the Amazon . . . deliberately set by farmers illegally deforesting land for cattle ranching . . . have hit a record number this year. . . . The surge marks an 83 percent increase over the same period of 2018 . . . and is the highest since […]

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