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  • Mapping livestock water requirements to inform EU water policy

    Ecosystems provide a range of valuable services relevant to water. Lakes and rivers contribute to water supply, whilst forests and wetlands help protect against flooding and can also remove pollutants such as heavy metals ...

  • Bion Issues Report on Local Environmental Benefits Resulting from Onsite Livestock Waste Treatment at Kreider Farms

     Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB/BB: BNET) today issued two reports on the local environmental benefits that result from its Kreider Farms Project and potential future livestock waste treatment projects.  Bion recently commissioned a study that was conducted by Barry Evans, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, to assess the ...

  • Water concerns in farming back in the news

    Tighter water abstraction rules once again threaten to have an affect on UK food production growers have been warned, according to Farmers Weekly. Time-limited water abstraction licenses, which are due to expire this year, are being assessed by the Environment Agency to ensure that they comply with the EU Water Framework Directive. License conditions may change if they are deemed to be a risk to ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Ground Water Awareness Week gets underway in the US

    Ground Water: Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind, by Kevin McCray, CAE, Executive Director, National Ground Water Association. Some 47 percent of the US population depends on ground water, the water that fills cracks and other openings in beds of rock and sand, for its drinking water supply—be it from either a public source or private well. In rural areas, the number is about 96 percent. That fact ...

  • The PepsiCo Foundation Leads the Way in Social Innovation for 'Water Work'

    SOURCE: PepsiCo DESCRIPTION:The social innovation work of the Columbia Water Centre (CWC) and the PepsiCo Foundation in the field of water security for the rural communities of Ceará, Brazil has been ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Murray-Darling Water Crisis Leaves Farmers, Environment Dry

    CANBERRA, Australia (ENS) - Record low water inflows to the Murray-Darling Basin this year mean that water will not be available for irrigation, the environment or any purpose other than critical drinking water supplies, Prime Minister John Howard and the premiers of three Australian states said today. The prime minister called the drought 'unprecedented' and said that 'based on ...

  • United States using less water than 35 years ago

    The United States is using less water than during the peak years of 1975 and 1980, according to water use estimates for 2005. Despite a 30 percent population increase during the past 25 years, overall water use has remained fairly stable according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle announced the report, Estimated Use of Water in the United ...

  • Texas egg producer to pay $1.9 million penalty to resolve clean water act violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) today announced that Mahard Egg Farm, Inc., a Texas corporation, will pay a $1.9 million penalty to resolve claims that the company violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its egg production facilities in Texas and Oklahoma. The civil penalty is the largest amount to be paid in a federal enforcement action ...

  • EPA unveils new permit for concentrated animal feeding operations to protect water quality in Idaho

    A new water discharge permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) will help protect Idaho’s rivers, lakes and streams from animal waste, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boise, Idaho. The new EPA "General Permit” regulates discharges to surface waters from most Idaho CAFOs, including those on tribal lands. The permit covers a wide array of Idaho ...

  • 1.5 million `severely` hit by drought in Afganistan- minister

    At least 1.5 million people in 19 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces - mostly farming communities in the north - have been severely affected by drought and are in need of urgent humanitarian relief, an Afghan minister told IRIN. Listen to the audio report in Dari and Pashto. 'About 1.5 million people have lost 70-80 percent of their livelihoods - mostly rain-fed agriculture and livestock - owing to ...


    By IRIN

  • Pew Commission calls for better US animal waste treatment

    One step beyond her front door, Jayne Clampitt is greeted with the toxic fumes flowing from the roughly 1 million gallons of hog manure stored at her neighbor's farm. She no longer dries her family's laundry outside, her children avoid the nearby polluted stream, and she worries that their shallow drinking well will also be contaminated with toxins. 'We thought there was this unspoken connection ...

  • Bion Releases Operational Update

    Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB/QB: BNET) released an operational update today. The Kreider Farms system Grand Opening was held on July 21, 2011, while the system was still in the early operational shakedown phase. Comprehensive sampling and testing began in September.  The latest round of sampling demonstrates overall nitrogen management and Chesapeake Bay verified nitrogen ...

  • Spring Drought Leaves Millions of Chinese Thirsty

    BEIJING, China - Drought in provinces across northern China has left 4.8 million people and an equal number of livestock short of drinking water, the state drought relief headquarters said today. Temperatures are higher than normal for this time of year and rain is scarce, meteorologists said. Eleven million hectares of crops have been affected by drought in Gansu, Hebei, Henan and Liaoning, as ...

  • Proposed rule for farms aims to improve Lake Erie

    Ohio's lawmakers are taking their first step toward slowing the spread of algae in Lake Erie since a toxin contaminated the drinking water for more than 400,000 people. Legislation approved in the state House would ban farmers in much of northwestern Ohio from spreading manure on top of frozen or saturated fields. Another provision would set new rules on dumping dredged sediment in the lake. Both ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bangladesh cyclone: European Commission boosts planned aid to 6.5 million euro

    The European Commission is launching a second humanitarian decision for €5 million to help victims of Cyclone Sidr that struck Bangladesh last Thursday. The proposed new emergency funding comes on top of €1.5 million in fast-track aid allocated on Friday and would bring the total Commission contribution to 6.5 million euros so far. Announcing the move, Louis Michel, the European Commissioner for ...

  • BACTOCELL® on-tracks for EU authorization: minor avian species and minor porcine species

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition is pleased to announce that the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given a positive scientific opinion for use of BACTOCELL®* (Pediococcus acidilactici MA 18/5M, deposited at Institut Pasteur) as a ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Pakistan to get $75m for irrigation projects

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide Pakistan with $75 million in loans to build several multi-purpose dams, irrigation canals and drinking water supplies across the Potohar Plateau near Islamabad. The project will improve the livelihoods of about 22,000 farming households by bringing irrigation to 11,500 hectares of agricultural land that used to rely on irregular and unpredictable ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • New rules for English farmers to prevent nitrate pollution

    Many farmers and land managers in Lincolnshire are missing the chance to be better prepared for new Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations, with the 14 January free seminar at Market Rasen Racecourse barely half full. Many farmers and land managers in Lincolnshire are missing the chance to be better prepared for new Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations, with the 14 January free seminar at ...

  • Q&A: Ethanol, oil and what it means to be green

    Q: What is the ethanol mandate? A: In 2007, Congress passed a law requiring oil companies to blend corn ethanol into the gasoline supply. That requirement started at 9 billion gallons and has risen each year since. This year, it's about 13 billion gallons. Barack Obama, who was running for president against a crowded field of Democrats in the Iowa caucuses, was a champion for this law. And with ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ohio asks Neighboring States to Help Fight Lake Erie`s Algae

    Pollutants feeding the toxic algae blooms that have been turning parts of western Lake Erie green and contaminating drinking water in recent summers aren't just coming from Ohio. They're flowing into the lake from farm fields in Michigan and Indiana, leaky septic tanks in southern Canada, and Detroit's wastewater plant. That's why Ohio's governor and environmental chief are starting to ask some ...


    By Associated Press

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