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Manure on fields = Don’t Consume H2O in Cayuga Lake area

February 20, 2017

Officials investigating manure spill's impact on Cayuga Lake (NY) 2/20/2017

As a result of a structural issue with a satellite manure storage lagoon at Sunnyside Farm, emergency applications of manure were made to fields beginning Thursday, February 16th. Rapidly warming temperatures resulted in increased snowmelt that is now causing runoff of manure from several fields to enter Salmon Creek. A portion...

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Best Practice: No application of Manure waste if nothing growing.

February 17, 2017

Ohio State University's Extension office & Ohio's Department of Agriculture reminded farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin of Best Practices and Ohio law on February 15, 2017

"In the western Lake Erie basin watershed, the application of manure to frozen and snow covered soils require there to be a growing crop in the field. This could be a...

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Surge in methane emissions from Agricultural Sources threatens climate

December 15, 2016

Growing role of Methane in Climate Change

Environmental Research Letters, 12/12/16 

Unlike CO2, atmospheric methane concentrations are rising faster than at any time in the past two decades and, since 2014, are now approaching the most greenhouse-gas-intensive scenarios. The reasons for this renewed growth are still unclear, primarily because of uncertainties in the global methane budget. New analysis suggests that...

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Dingell asks EPA to declare Lake Erie Impaired – Detroit Free Press 11/29/16

November 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, (Michigan) and an Ohio colleague asked the head of the Environmental Protection Agency today to formally declare water quality in the western part of Lake Erie as impaired, a move that could help reduce pollutants flowing into it.

Dingell and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, sent the letter today to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy,...

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“In September a group of dairy producers announced it will pay more than half the cost of drinking water purification systems for residents whose wells have been polluted by animal waste.” WHY NOT ALL? AND STOP POLLUTING!!

November 25, 2016

Wisconsin State Journal, Matthew DeFour, 11/18/16

Gov. Scott Walker is seeking proposals to build anaerobic manure digesters in environmentally sensitive parts of the state to address water quality concerns.

The idea comes as the state’s water pollution monitoring has come under scrutiny by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which last month spent four days reviewing records at the Department of...

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Status Quo not Working for Lake Erie: Opinion, Toledo Blade

November 25, 2016

Opinion: Toledo Blade Mike Ferner

Re: Toledo Rotary Club Lake Erie Watershed Conference - 

Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio, 11/15/16

"The vast majority of manure isn’t stored in neat “manure barns” or applied by horse-drawn wagon. It’s held in enormous, open cesspools, pumped into tanker trucks and spread in heavy, reeking torrents onto any agreeable land owner’s property — to the lasting detriment of rural life...

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Chesapeake Bay = Billions for Impaired Waters; Is Lake Erie Next, Toledo Blade

November 25, 2016

Billions for Chesapeake Bay Impaired Waters
Toledo Blade, Tom Henry

Pressure by federal officials six years ago to save the ailing Chesapeake Bay has prompted 11 federal agencies to invest $2.84 billion into that ecosystem, including $515 million last year and $487 million this year.

That effort has generated some mind-bending dollar signs. 

But many people remain confused over what parallels exist...

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Faithful? Siena Heights speaker: Protecting our Common Home

November 16, 2016

Moral Responsibility to Protect our Common Home
Wed 11/16/16, 7 PM

Dr. Tony Annett, Rueckert Auditorium
Siena Heights, Adrian, MI 
Annett’s topic will be “Laudato Si’ and the Moral Responsibility to Protect our Common Home.” As the Climate Change and Sustainable Development advisor at Columbia University, Annett is an economist...

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