Posts tagged water
Texas Ranches Manage Cattle to Improve Habitat and Watershed Health

Few animals get as bad a rap these days as cattle do. They are blamed for soil erosion, water depletion, overgrazed rangelands, greenhouse gas emissions, and, when eaten, human heart disease. Often missing from such indictments of the mooing, tail-wagging, and, yes, methane-emitting bovine, however, is our role. How we choose to manage cattle determines their environmental impact, not the animals themselves.

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China to hit polluters harder in new soil protection law

China will fine polluters as much as 2 million yuan ($293,000) for dumping untreated contaminants into the soil, according to a new draft law submitted to the country’s parliament, the official China Daily reported on Friday.

After years of overmining, unregulated industrial discharges and excess use of pesticide and fertilizer, China has promised to take action to tackle polluted soil, although the environment ministry has warned that clean-up efforts will be slow and costly.

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