"Covid has got experts thinking urgently about the risk of diseases passing from farmed animals to humans. We examine the major outbreaks of the past two centuries".
"For decades, farmers in California's Kern County have turned to wastewater from oil production to help irrigate their crops during extended dry spells."
"The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Maryland sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, claiming the agency failed to enforce bay cleanup goals for New York and Pennsylvania."
"Fifteen tons of fireworks. Jugs of kerosene and acid. Thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate. A system of corruption and bribes let the perfect bomb sit for years."
"Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest worsened in the first week of September and are increasingly spreading into areas of untouched forest, satellite data showed as of Wednesday, after the number of fires likely reached a 10-year high in August."
"Gov. Jay Inslee has directed the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to draft new rules governing the killing of wolves involved in conflicts with livestock, a move winning praise from conservation groups."
"Land rights advocates say allowing the state and farmers to negotiate on the size of a protected area sets a worrying precedent".
"Veterinarians, farmers, and zookeepers could help prevent the next pandemic, but their expertise has been overlooked."
"Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies."
"The number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon has risen dramatically in recent weeks and now achieved a bleak milestone: more than 500 major, largely illegal, fires have been detected in the region since the end of May."