Jul 13

Lake Ontario’s Best-Kept Secret – Sand Dunes

Scientists work to turn back the sands of time. There’s a stunning 17-mile section of dunes on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario in New York. Formed by glaciers, the dunes protect wetlands, creating habitat for birds and fish. Thirty years ago, unrestricted access led to damage by all-terrain vehicles and over-use. Today, trails and dune …

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Jul 12

Master Well Owners Network

Well, well, well… this is quite the deep subject: In rural Pennsylvania, over a million private wells serve about three and a half million people. The bad news is about half of those wells fail to meet at least one of the EPA’s safe drinking water standards. Diane Oleson of Penn State Extension says many …

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Jul 11

When Sharing is Not Caring

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to spare say these 8 states:   We’ve always been taught to share. But the eight Great Lakes states have a legal pact that limits the sharing of their most valuable resource: water. Molly Flanagan of the Alliance for the Great Lakes states, “Even though there’s a lot of …

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Jul 10

Nature’s Water Filter

Move over, Brita, mother nature has its own water filter.  Explore the amazing mussel: Native mussels do some heavy lifting in a stream. “They feed on algae and plankton, and they help to purify that aquatic water system,” says Tamara Smith. That’s Tamara Smith of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She says mussels have …

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Jul 07

Senior Citizens Become Citizen Scientists

Superhero Seniors spring into action to save the environment: In Pennsylvania, a volunteer group called The Senior Environmental Corps is helping protect and monitor water resources. “They actually have a vision of what was and what could be. They have so much experience that they can share,” says Melinda Hughes. Melinda Hughes is president and …

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