Category Archive: Invasive Species

May 19

Hold the Salt, Please

Salting the roads to keep us safe during winter has long-lasting impacts on the environment. Listen up: As winter approaches, we’ll soon see salt-spreading plow trucks on the roads. And Todd Walter, director of the New York State Water Resources Institute, says salt that is washed off the roads stays in the soil for months. “It …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/stream-salinity-and-road-salt/

May 18

A Super Highway for Aquatic Invaders

The system of locks and canals that allowed ships to bypass Niagara Falls suddenly created a path for invasive species. Tune in to this highway of info: When locks and canals began allowing ocean-going vessels to by-pass Niagara Falls, they did more than open new trade routes to the west. Suddenly… Campbell: “Things like sea …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/industrial-and-corporate-water-use/a-super-highway-for-aquatic-invaders/

Apr 13

Saving a Natural Water Filter: Mussels

Mussels have a bigger job than meets the eye. Listen up for the scoop on these clean water VIPs: They may not look like they’re up to much, but mussels actively filter contaminants along with their food, making them nature’s original water purifier. More than 300 types of mussels are native to North America. And …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/agricultural-runoff/saving-freshwater-mussels/

Mar 27

Great Lakes Villains on the Move

Cue the scary music! If Asian carp barge into Lake Erie, Ohio’s tourism and travel industries are at stake. Listen up: Imagine 40-pound fish taking over a lake, and stealing food from smaller species. It may sound like a horror flick, but the threat of Asian carp is real—and breeding populations exist in rivers near the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/water-and-recreation/villains-on-the-move/

Mar 23

Donkeys and Elephants in the Great Lakes?

You should never talk politics at a party, right? Wrong—at least when it comes to bipartisan efforts to restore the Great Lakes. Listen up: Clean water doesn’t have to be controversial, as evidenced by the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which funds projects that address invasive species, habitat loss, and pollution. To learn what’s inspired …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/agricultural-runoff/gl-restoration-initiative/

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