October, 2008 Newsletter For the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

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Webcast Series

November Webcast To Cover Diet Impacts on Air Emissions

On November 21, the air quality portion of the webcast series will continue with a discussion of the impacts of animal diet of emissions of air pollutants. As speakers are confirmed, the information will be posted at the Upcoming Webcasts page.

What’s Going On In the LPE Learning Center?

Which Webcasts Do You Want To See In 2009?

The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center is developing plans for the 2009 webcast series. Below, you will find a link to a survey listing potential topics focused on water quality. This survey will take you less than 10 minutes.

Your input will be important in identifying topics. The live and archived webcast are viewed by approximately 1200 people each month. We appreciate your participation in the webcasts. Take the survey (Will close on October 10, 2008).

National Resources

EPA Releases “Report on the Environment 2008”

The Report on the Environment (ROE) presents information about trends in air, water, land, human health, and ecological condition. More…

USGS Investigations of Ground-Water Quality Published

The US Geological Survey (USGS) published nine articles on national and regional investigations into ground-water quality in the September/October issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality (JEQ). These investigations focus primarily on nitrate, pesticides, and pesticide degradates. More…

Spotlight On…

Poultry Waste Management Symposium To Be Held October 21-23

The latest technology and research related to by-products of producing poultry, product vendors, and “success stories” are all part of the 2008 National Poultry Waste Management Symposium. The symposium is being held in Des Moines, Iowa on October 21 and 22, with an optional environmental facility tour on October 23. More…

Orienting Buildings Perpendicular to Prevailing Winds May Reduce Odors

Scientists from USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) are taking a sideways look at odors, literally. More…