"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."
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.
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.