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"Elk Spotted In South Carolina For The First Time Since The 1700s"

"South Carolina’s newest social media star is young, friendly, and could weigh up to 700 pounds. It’s a bull elk that likely wandered from North Carolina across state lines, the first time an elk has been spotted in the woodlands of South Carolina in more than 200 years."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 10/27/2016

"Fla. Ballot Measure Could Halt Rooftop Solar, But Do Voters Know That?"

"Floridians will vote on a constitutional amendment that is couched in pro-solar power language but would actually give utilities, which are funding the ballot measure, more power to block rooftop solar development in the Sunshine State."

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/21/2016

"New Zoning Restrictions Address Issues From Larger Chicken Houses"

"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."

Source: Bay Journal, 10/17/2016

Factory Farming Practices Scrutinized In N.C. After Hurricane Floods

"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."

Source: Wash Post, 10/17/2016

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