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  • Floyd brings on a hurricane of hog waste

    Hurricane Floyd showed the downside of factory farming when flooding in North Carolina created a nasty soup of agricultural waste and hog and chicken carcasses.

  • An ancient ditch hits a glitch

    Farmers in San Luis, Colo., are upset that pollution from a defunct gold mine owned by Battle Mountain Gold is leaking into Rito Seco Creek, which feeds their irrigation ditches.

  • Life in the dead zone

    Scientists are studying the microbes found in the Berkeley Pit at Butte, Mont., to see if their survival in water that is like battery acid can lead to a way to clean up the pit.

  • Beware of orange clouds

    Explosions set off in the course of coal mining in Wyoming's Powder River Basin create poisonous clouds of nitrogen oxide gases, which sometimes linger over the homes and schools of area residents.

  • Mining: There's a reform-blocking rider

    A rule buried in the BLM's mining regulations directs the secretary of the Interior to avoid "undue degradation" of public lands by mining, and the Mineral Policy Center wants to see it revised and made tougher.

  • Mined-over region resents EPA scrutiny

    Some locals are upset over the EPA's desire to expand its mining cleanup in Idaho's Coeur d'Alene Basin.

  • League of Women Voters

    The League of Women Voters plans to survey the public about their knowledge of the causes of water pollution.

  • Heavy metals move

    One hundred years of heavy metals left from mining in Idaho's Silver Valley are migrating through Lake Coeur d'Alene and entering Washington via the Spokane River.

  • Judge tells EPA to hurry up in Idaho

    Judge William Dwyer orders Idaho and the EPA to develop clean-up plans for 962 polluted rivers, streams and lakes.

  • Logging, floods push metals downstream

    Heavy-metal mining pollution in Idaho worries people downstream in Spokane, Wash.

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