The Watering Hole. Tuesday May 16, 2016 – Environmental News and Food Politics

A Major Source of Air Pollution: Farms

“A new study says that emissions from farms outweigh all other human sources of fine-particulate air pollution in much of the United States, Europe, Russia and China. The culprit: fumes from nitrogen-rich fertilizers and animal waste that combine in the air with industrial emissions to form solid particles—a huge source of disease and death.”

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14 thoughts on “The Watering Hole. Tuesday May 16, 2016 – Environmental News and Food Politics

  1. Crap. Literally. So the manure we fertilize with is helping doom us as well.
    If the species survives, perhaps the distribution of humans will be small enough that the ecological footprint gets small enough to limit the damage we seem to be so good at doing.

  2. And, just in case you missed yet another example of hilarious RWinger hypocrisy, here’s a candidate for Virginia State legislature, sticking his electronic foot so far down his throat he started shitting it.
    Oops: Virginia conservative candidate caught posting porn screen tabs while ‘exposing’ rival

  3. Drainage is a major problem here.

    http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/environment/2016/03/23/what-we-know—-and-dont-know—-fish-kill/82163574/

    There is a fertilizer ban.

    http://www.florida-stormwater.org/assets/MemberServices/Conference/2014-Annual-Conference/14%20-%20harper.pdf

    Big sugar has major stranglehold on the states water and its after effects.
    I’m not a big fan of big sugar because I have bees and I eat mostly honey and very very little refined sugar.

    To top it off, there’s just plain old trailer trash. neglected septic systems, meth cooks dumping spoils out in the swamps and general stupidity with people wanting lawns and landscapes in places where they would never live without a lot of help from chemicals.

  4. Alex Jones: ‘Michelle Obama Is A Man’ Who Murdered Joan Rivers To Cover It Up

    “Don’t forget,” Jones said, “the famous comedienne Joan Rivers said, ‘Of course everyone knows she’s a tranny.’ She’s dead serious, ‘She’s a man.’ Deader than a doornail in a routine operation where basically she had fire poured down her throat and was a fire-breathing goblin. Dead on arrival. Shoot your mouth off, honey, you will die.”

    Jones didn’t stop there.

    “I really think — her daughters don’t look like her — I really think this is some weird hoax they did again,” he said, “just like he didn’t get sworn in on the Bible, it was the Quran. All this weirdness, I mean, I used to laugh at this stuff, but man, it’s all about rubbing our noses in it. I think it’s all an arranged marriage, it’s all completely fake and it’s this big sick joke because he’s obsessed with transgender, just like some weird cult or something. I think Michelle Obama is a man. I really do. I really do. I believe it.”

    And if Jones believes it, you can bet your ass it’s TRUE! //

  5. FYI, there’s a Wednesday post hiding below the Monday post on the front page.

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