Tag Archive: water

Oct 23

Trees Can Be a Stream’s Best Friend

Streams with forested banks are healthier than streams without ’em. Wade in to cleaner water: Tree-lined streams aren’t just pretty—healthy trees also make for healthier streams. How’s that, you ask? A review of more than 200 studies about streams led Bern Sweeney, PhD, director and senior research scientist of Pennsylvania’s Stroud Water Research Center, to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/streams-and-trees/

Oct 09

Baby Beluga in the Deep Blue…River?

Beluga whales are found in the Saint Lawrence River—but their population is declining. Listen up: It sounds like a whale of a tale, but it’s not. Thirteen species of cetaceans can be found in the St. Lawrence River. “The St. Lawrence is an amazing area. The biodiversity out there is amazing,” says Robert Michaud, president …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/biodiversity/beluga-in-the-deep-blue-river/

Sep 15

When Good Driveways Go Bad

Coal-tar sealants may protect your driveway—but they don’t protect water resources. Here’s the dirt: Driveways and parking lots are coated with a sealant to protect them. But the coating needs to be reapplied every two to three years because driving on it grinds it into dust. And that means as dust wears off, any given …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/green-infrastructure/when-good-driveways-go-bad/

Jun 22

Be Our Guest—and Save Water While Traveling

Someone else may be doing the laundry (awesome), but guests are responsible for a big portion of a hotel’s total water use. Listen up: Yes, hotels and motels use a lot of water, but guess what—it’s not all within their control. According to Tara O’Hare of the EPA’s WaterSense program, guests are responsible for about …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/water-conservation-2/reducing-water-use-while-traveling/

Jun 07

Less Is Still More When It Comes to Biofuel

Crop-based biofuels burn cleaner than gasoline—but there’s a hitch. Listen up for the water-guzzling scoop: Everything you’ve heard is true: Compared with fossil fuels, burning biofuels releases fewer greenhouse gases. But what you might not know is that producing the cleaner-burning fuel also requires a lot of water. Take corn-based ethanol, for example, which is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/water-and-energy/the-water-footprint-of-biofuels/

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