"Chicken farms, once tucked into fields and in mostly rural areas, have come to roost near schools, daycare centers and subdivisions on the Delmarva Peninsula. The change — in both location and density — is prompting local politicians to enact some of their first zoning restrictions on poultry growers."
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"A filthy brown sea, a slurry of mud, debris, chemicals and waste, has overtaken miles of rural counties in North Carolina. Against the drab water, the shiny metal roofs of hog houses are impossible to miss, visible from the air, as are the rectangular and diamond-shaped outlines of massive lagoons constructed just feet away."
"Climate change is turning into a critical election issue for many Florida candidates — and not just Democrats."
"Florida health officials have identified a new neighborhood in Miami as a Zika transmission zone, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office said Thursday."
Coastal restoration planners for Louisiana issued maps showing shocking floods and land loss in 50 years if nothing is done.
Parts of coastal North Carolina battered by floods from Hurricane Matthew will take a long time to recover. Damage to facilities for clean drinking water is a main obstacle.
"A boom in solar energy in Texas is about to spoil power generators’ favorite time of day."
"At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew."
"Florida's east coast ranks as the region most vulnerable to sea-level rise in the U.S. Former Vice President Al Gore praised Hillary Clinton’s credentials on climate change at a Florida rally Tuesday that brought the presidential campaign to the front lines of the fight against global warming in the U.S. and laid out a clear contrast with Donald Trump’s denial of the science."
"LUMBERTON, N.C. -- With floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew on the rise, at least one North Carolina city appeared near chaos Monday, its police station shuttered and sporadic gunfire in the air, and authorities worried that more communities could end up the same way."