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Manure Dumping: Waste as a political weapon, Lebanon, OH

November 8, 2016

Dumping of Manure Waste in Ohio 

Washington Post, AP: For those who think this election season can’t get crappier, we bring you to Warren County, Ohio, where a large truckload of manure was dumped in front of Warren County Democratic Party headquarters in Lebanon, about 35 miles northeast of Cincinnati. (on Saturday, October 29. 2016)

A sheriff’s deputy was the first to notice...

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Tracking Phosphorus signatures: Tie to upstream sources (OSU)

November 1, 2016

Early Stage Research

COLUMBUS (OHIO) Researchers at The Ohio State University are investigating new techniques to detect organic phosphorus compounds in water samples from the Lake Erie watershed. Their goal is to develop unique phosphorus signatures that can provide a clue to the origin of phosphorus found fueling harmful algal blooms (HABs).

Dr. Paula Mouser, assistant professor...

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Curb Lake Erie Algae? Target Hotspots (AP: 10/31/2016)

November 1, 2016

The algae bloom in parts of Lake Erie this summer didn't come close to matching the record-breaking one from a year ago that covered an area roughly the size of New York City.

That's because the spring and early summer months this year lacked the rainfall that has in recent years swept huge amounts phosphorus-filled farm...

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Stop Manure from Warming Planet: Feed Cows Seaweed

October 30, 2016

Talk about magic seaweed: A single type of red seaweed could cut greenhouse gas emissions, fight ocean acidification, remove invasive species, restore fisheries, and help coastal economies around the world. 

Researchers in Australia have discovered that the seaweed, Asparagopsis taxiformis, when mixed into livestock feed in small amounts, reduced methane emissions from sheep by up to 80...

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Gut wrenching stench on Cadmus: Hartland Farms; Neighborly Waste Disposal?

October 30, 2016

"A Good Neighbor increases the Value of your Property" (Nebraska Czech)
Unless you live in Lenawee County!

Hartland Farms "Free" Waste Disposal

As reported: "Truly nauseating, hair and clothing clinging stench from manure lagoon
solids first stockpiled and then spread on Merilatt fields by Hartland
Farms the last few days. I visited Cadmus today and could hardly...

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Farmers Dumping Flood of Milk, Wall Street Jrnl, C1

October 13, 2016

Farmers Dumping a Flood of Milk, Wall Street Journal, 10/13/16, page C1

"Farmers in the U.S. are pouring out tens of gallons of excess milk, amid a massive glut that has slashed prices and has filled warehouses with cheese.

More than 43 million gallons’ worth of milk were dumped in fields, manure lagoons or animal feed, or have been lost on truck routes...

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Filth All Around from Dairy CAFOs: Pittsford Township, Hillsdale County, MI

October 12, 2016

Resident Reports Spreading of Filth in Pittsford Township, MI (Hillsdale County) 10/10/16

Tankers coming and going from Milk Source' Hudson Dairy (verified by following tankers back to Hudson Dairy) every 2 - 4 minutes from 2pm on way to Hudson until well into evening. 3 tankers at a time were observed on the field between Nye and Elm at 2pm. Continual draglining...

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Big Food: Why did the Obamas Fail to take on Corporate Ag?

October 10, 2016

Excerpts from the Michael Pollan's essay, NY Times, 10/9/2016

This essay describes the 8 year failure of the Obamas to address the problems with the US food supply: 

  1. Subsidized monocultures of corn and soy
  2. Guzzling huge amounts of fossil fuel
  3. Emitted 1/3 of greenhouse gases
  4. Feedlot meat and processed foods of all kinds responsible for steep rise in health care costs: A substantial portion of what we spend...

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Tune in: Sun 10/9, 9 PM: Ethanol Effect, Detroit Public TV, Scientific American

October 8, 2016

"Ethanol Effect", Sunday, October 9, 9 PM (Detroit Public TV - WTVS-56), hosted by David Biello, TED Talks, Science Curator. Preview at Link. 

Tune in or Set your DVR to record this 1 hour documentary about the impact of corn used to make fuel (Ethanol) Lenawee County is featured. 

Highlights: Government subsidies, impact of ethanol production on the environment, and local...

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WWJD about CAFOs? 11/16/16: Sienna Heights speaker discuss Pope Francis guidance: Environment, Climate Change

October 6, 2016

Pope Francis' Laudato Si and the Moral Responsibility to protect our Common Home

Speaker: Anthony Annett, PhD
Wed 11/16/2016 7 PM, Dominican Hall (Rueckert) Auditorium, Siena Heights College, Adrian, Michigan
(map at link)

Only available during the day? Meet & Greet 9 - 10 AM OR Brown Bag Lunch noon - 1:30 PM (Location & Details at Link)

Lenawee & Hillsdale County's CAFOs...

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