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Maryland Dam Needs to Reduce Environmental Impact

U.S. News

"The Conowingo Dam sediment problem has been building up and ignored for decades, and this comprehensive strategy -- the Water Quality Certification -- requires restoration for the nutrient and sediment pollution, and also it requires a more balanced flow regime for the river," said Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles. "It also includes significant improvements for fish and eel passage."


Concerns over Laos dam's environmental impact

Al Jazeera

The first dam on the lower Mekong River may start generating electricity earlier than expected.


I-69 Final Environmental Impact Statement Can Be Reviewed

U.S. News

The agency said Thursday the 1,700-page document affirms State Road 37 from State Road 39 at Martinsville to Interstate 465 in Indianapolis as the route for the 26-mile stretch of highway. It also proposes ways to mitigate the impacts that construction could have on homes, businesses and nature.


Denmark mulls labelling food based on its environmental impact

Al Jazeera

The global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gases than cars, planes, trains and ships combined. But that doesn't reflect anywhere on meat products. Denmark wants to change the practice. The Scandinavian country is considering laws which would require food manufacturers and supermarkets to label products with a rating of their impact on the environment.


Eating beef isn't as bad for the planet as environmental activists claim

Los Angeles Times

To the editor: Although Moby is a talented musician, his op-ed article is out of tune with the facts on modern meat production. In citing global data, Moby distorts animal agriculture's environmental impact. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. livestock production has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world, representing 3.8% of total greenhouse gas emissions, which is far lower than the transportation sector (27%). My research and other studies have found that modern beef production practices versus 30 years ago yield 13% more beef using 13% fewer animals, 30% less land and 20% less feed. This is truly a great accomplishment, and while more can be done, Californians should feel confident that their meat is sustainably produced, providing nutrient-dense protein produced by an industry that is committed to continuous improvement.