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New Year, Same Congress: Politicians Block Livestock Emission Reporting Rules

Alexander Polegenko/TASS/Zuma This story was originally published by Inside Climate News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Anyone feeling compelled to look into a bill passed recently by the House of Representatives will see some familiar language. It may seem wonky—the concern of agriculture or climate policy geeks. But the language relates to one of…

US Groundwater Is Being Shipped Overseas

Alfalfa hay is a water-intensive crop, and exporting it is equivalent to exporting precious groundwater.Jack Richardson Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Water is life. It’s also big business. In our November + December 2023 issue, Mother Jones dives into the West’s deepening water crisis—and…

State Pension Fund Is Helping a Middle Eastern Firm Export Arizona’s Precious Groundwater

A new groundwater pump was installed for farming in La Paz County, Arizona, in 2017. Débora Souza Silva This article is a collaboration between Mother Jones and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit investigative newsroom. Also listen to Reveal’s accompanying podcast, “The Great Arizona Water Grab.”  As rural Arizonans face the prospect of wells running dry, foreign…