Tag Archive: pollution

Aug 30

Why the Clean Water Act Is a Hard Act to Follow

One law has led to a scrub-up of America’s waterways. Dive in to the many ways rivers, lakes, and coasts have since benefited: Forty-odd years ago, two-thirds of America’s rivers, lakes, and coastal waters were too polluted for swimming or fishing. When an oil slick on a Midwestern river caught fire, the public was fed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/agricultural-runoff/clean-water-act/

Aug 22

That Watershed Moment When You Realize…

…that water in the middle of the country eventually makes its way to the ocean. No, seriously. Listen up: You might think that people living in the middle of the United States are very removed from ocean issues, but the reality is their actions have far-reaching consequences. It’s an interconnected world, so water quality problems …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/the-watershed-approach/

May 10

Climate Woes in Pennsylvania Waterways

Climate change is bringing warmer, wetter weather to the Keystone State. Shen: “If we were to summarize the changes that Pennsylvania is facing in two words, that would be warmer and wetter.” Chaopeng Shen of Penn State says climate change affects fresh water, in part because unusually warm weather helps foster algal blooms that can contaminate water …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/climate-woes-in-pennsylvania-waterways/

Apr 26

When Fertilizer “Leaks,” Water Pollution Peaks

Fertilizers can run off into streams and lakes, so, word to the wise—less is more. Listen up: You might think the more fertilizer on your garden, the better—but using too much may do more harm than good when it comes to clean water. This is in large part because nitrate in fertilizer can leach into water, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/fertilizer-leaks-pollution/

Apr 18

How to Win at Clean Boating

Boaters, you can rock the boat in an entirely awesome way when it comes to keeping waterways clean. Listen up:  Are you one of the more than 80 million adults in the U.S. who take to the water each year in a boat, canoe, or kayak? Then catch this drift: Almost three hundred thousand miles …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/marine-debris/clean-boating/

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