Dear EarthTalk: What’s being done to clean up hog farming operations in places like Iowa and North Carolina and others where the industry is quite large? I’ve heard horrific stories about man-made “lagoons” of animal waste spilling into and fouling rivers and groundwater and the like.

Dittler Downs Bears

NEWARK – Jake Dittler scattered seven hits over eight innings and 2009 Atlantic League MVP Ray Navarette continued his fine hitting after his return to the lineup with two hits, including a homer, and two RBI, leading the Long Island Ducks to a 4-1 victory over the Newark Bears at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium Sunday afternoon.