Tag Archive: winter

Dec 10

Stormwater Pollution in Winter

Shoveling frequently during storms and using just one entrance into your home can reduce the amount of pollution going into local water each winter. Transcript of the Audio Podcast: Preventing stormwater pollution in winter… on this CurrentCast. Salt, sand, chemical concoctions, and even fertilizers are used to melt ice and provide traction in wintry climates. …

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May 28

Hold the Salt, Please

Salting the roads to keep us safe during winter has long-lasting impacts on the environment. Listen up: Now that spring has arrived, salt-spreading plow trucks are a fading memory. But 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. …

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