North Carolina’s industrial-scale hog farms have long been a major source of pollution. Smithfield Foods now plans to turn some hog waste into biogas, but critics say the project does nothing about the larger problem of waste being stored in lagoons and sprayed on fields.

By Melba Newsome

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Beyond Extinction: A New Emphasis on Species Recovery

Scientists have long drawn up a Red List to alert officials about wildlife and plant species threatened with extinction. Now some say it’s time to flip the script and create a “green status” category that identifies how to bring these species back to sustainable levels.

By Michelle Nijhuis

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The winners of our annual contest honoring the best short environmental films.

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    On South African Shores, Women Carry On a Harvest Once Denied

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    A Vast South American Wilderness Is Under Siege From Illegal Mining

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