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Environmentalists worry that Florence will leave behind a toxic mess in North Carolina

Published: 
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:04am

Rick Dove is an environmental paparazzo operating at more than 1,000 feet above the ground.

A senior advisor with the Waterkeeper Alliance, he circles the floodwaters from Hurricane Florence in the back seat of a tiny propeller plane, gripping his camera while searching for toxic problems below.

Like a shutterbug hunting for a scandal-plagued celebrity, he points the pilot toward a hog farm near the overflowing Trent River in eastern North Carolina. There are two open-air lagoons where waste from the animals is deposited, and one appears to have been inundated.

Some of the manure may have escaped, seeping back into the river and contributing to hazards that environmentalists have been warning about since before Florence made landfall Friday morning.

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After a Decade of Decline, Americans Are Eating More Meat Again

Published: 
Wed, 08/24/2016 (All day)

One of the most acclaimed restaurants to open in New York City last year was Superiority Burger. In a cramped slice of East Village real estate, chef Brooks Headley did what seemed impossible a few years ago: He made veggie burgers cool. Punk, even. Not only were his meatless patties a disavowal of the corporate, capitalist meat industry—by all accounts, they tasted phenomenal too. 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger to China: Terminate Your Meat-Eating Ways

Published: 
Tue, 06/28/2016 (All day)

People in China might soon say “Hasta la vista” to eating meat with their meals.

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U.S. Poultry May Be Going Antibiotic-Free but the Rest of the World's Is Not

Published: 
Mon, 04/04/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Shopping & Food

The problem with antibiotic use in agriculture is pretty clear: The overuse of drugs in raising livestock is contributing to the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections—and that’s led high-ranking officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to declare the end of antibiotics.

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The Shocking Consequences of the World’s Meat Addiction

Published: 
Tue, 03/22/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Shopping & Food

More than 9 billion animals are slaughtered in the U.S. every year for meat with global demand skyrocketing. Animal agriculture is putting an ever-increasing strain on world resources, particularly global water supplies, according to VICE’s two-part episode, Meathooked and End of Water, which premieres March 4 at 11 p.m. on HBO.