Scientists recently completed a yearly survey of the size of the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The report also said Illinois is the top state in contributing to the problem.
As farmers turn from planting their crops to keeping weeds and pests in check, they rely on herbicides and pesticides.
An environmental group wants to make public all of the court documents related to a settlement involving Syngenta and water contamination from one of its herbicides.
The US EPA has agreed to allow Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources to relax its rules when it comes water pollution enforcement.
Missouri has gotten the go-ahead to extend how long it gives those in violation of their water pollution permits to get into compliance.