Environment News: Flooding Farms on Purpose—For the Birds
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Flooding Farms on Purpose—For the Birds
September 23, 2010—The BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico sent oil into wetlands frequented by migrating birds. In response, U.S. farmers are flooding fields as far north as Missouri to create alternative, untainted stopovers for birds heading south for the winter.