Tag Archive: drinking water

Aug 28

Well, Well, Well, What Safety Measures Do We Have Here?

Backyard wells offer safe and tasty water for millions of people—but that doesn’t mean they’re always clean. Draw on this: Approximately 43 million people in the U.S. get their water from private wells. And while most are safe, they should all be tested annually. “Either man-made or naturally-occurring contamination can be a problem,” explains Cliff …

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Mar 29

Too Much of a Good Green Thing

Nutrients are essential to life—in moderation. Good thing cities and states are committing to reducing runoff. Listen up: Phosphorus in fertilizers is a wonder for plant growth—but not so much for clean water. When it runs off the land and into our waterways, phosphorus can cause algal blooms that lead to beach closures and contaminated …

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Sep 09

Oil and Water: Not a Great Mix for Great Lakes

A recently introduced bill could ban vessels shipping crude oil in the Great Lakes. Listen up: “The Great Lakes, in addition to being this great source of fresh water, are also a global oil refining hub,” explains Joel Brammeier, president of the Alliance for the Great Lakes. He says pressure to move more crude oil …

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Dec 23

Everglades Restoration

The Everglades are important for water quality and flood protection in south Florida. Transcript of the Audio Podcast: The ripple effect of a river of grass…on this CurrentCast. They say you cannot pluck a flower without disturbing a star. Nowhere is that metaphor more visible than in the Everglades. When the wide and slow-moving water …

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