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Plant employees were evacuated. The EPA now has a nifty new web-based mapping tool to track water quality trends. In Augusta, Georgia a major sewage spill dumped one million gallons into the Savannah River. In another spectacular "accidental release," thousands of white plastic disks used to treat bacteria in a wastewater plant on the Merrimack River washed out during a heavy rainstorm. Officials are perplexed at how to retrieve them.
The EPA announced that it is establishing a drinking water standard for the rocket fuel perchlorate. California's lush Westlands Water District is facing a water crisis that threatens one of the nation's prime sources of agricultural products.
The cities of Delaware and Marysville, both in Ohio, have discovered that treating their municipal water supply with reverse osmosis leads to complex and costly disposal problems. A Clemson University soil expert was brought in to determine the safety of a Pelion, SD private waste dump that has for 22 years been discharging human waste and restaurant grease onto the ground.
Water in the area is poisoned with nitrates. Gasoline-contaminated drinking water caused the closing of a Baltimore area school. Citizens of Fair Play, SC protested vigorously in attempt to stop the construction of a proposed water treatment plant. Thieves dug a tunnel under concrete to steal tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment from the Hamilton City Council's water treatment plant. Among the stolen items were 10 bronze water pump impellers.
Lawmakers in California are considering a law to ban the possession of shark fins. New York City has undertaken a mammoth tunnel system.
It links with a year-old aqueduct and a one-of-a-kind filtering plant in the Bronx. A major engineering feat, it is designed to provide safe and excellent water for the city for years to come. Chances that Ecuador's poor, whose land has been ruined by US oil exploitation, will actually collect any damages? The world is running out of phosphorus, largely because of industrial and agricultural overuse.
The outrageously wasteful overuse of phosphorus-based fertilizers has created a major source of water contamination. Research in Great Britain concluded that children with eczema were not helped by bathing in ion exchange softened water. A Nevada lawsuit charges that wells once used for drinking water are polluted with uranium, arsenic and other metals because of decades of chemical leaks from a mine owned and operated by British Petroleum.
High tech devices called fish are an old standby in monitoring water quality. A Japanese company has developed a bicycle water purifier that can treat up to 5 liters per minute. The increased use of hand pumps in rural India has lead to increased use of ground water which in turn has caused an increase in fluoride intake which in turn has caused a spurt in fluorosis disease in several Indian states.
Limb deformities [skeletal fluorosis] have been more pronounced among the young. There's a new list of the ten American cities with the worst drinking water.
The EPA is considering a study of fracking in our home county. We hear complaints almost daily from local well owners. The wastewater treatment system of Jerome.
ID has been taken over by a mysterious slime. The year began with mysterious deaths of birds and fish in Arkansas. California environmental health officials are proposing a tough new goal for hexavalent chromium in drinking water, citing new concerns about the toxic chemical's effect on children.
The new goal is for only. See last month's Occasional for background on the hexavalent chromium debate. Hazardous substances, including arsenic, lead, chromium, mercury, zinc and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PAHs compounds have been found in water and soil samples at the site of a former flea market in Hillsborough, N.
Suspected cause of the contamination is broken electronic equipment and several large containers filled with paints, primers, cements, solvents, gas and waste oil. Around one in four Montrealers take some kind of anti-depressant, and according to new research, the drugs pass into the waterways, accumulate in fish tissues and affect the fish's brain activity. As with most cities, Montreal's wastewater treatment system has no way to remove antidepressants from the water it releases.
Despite years of effort to combat the problem, nitrates still are too high in the groundwater of the lower Umatilla Oregon basin. Irrigated agriculture, confined animal feeding operations such as dairies and feedlots, septic systems, land application of food processing water and a bomb washout unit at a local chemical depot are the main sources of nitrates in the area.
A litigation billed as "the water case of the century" is being decided in Colorado. It's a complex water rights case. Surprisingly few details are available. Residents in a small community in Nueces County, TX are receiving water that exceeds federal arsenic standards. See pictures of a backyard water plant typical of those that serve some small communities. The mass burial often alive of 1.
Blood was found in the drinking water of one village. University of British Columbia researchers have produced the first map of the world outlining the ease of fluid flow through the planet's porous surface rocks and sediments. Genetically-modified GM , oil-eating bacteria introduced into the Gulf as part of the oil disaster's remediation efforts are reportedly causing the emergence of various other mutant bacteria, as well as increasingly severe harm to humans and the environment.
Now available on Pure Water Products website: The one and only Big Bubba. Recently removed articles are temporarily still available here. One of the World's Nastiest Foods. Lawrence Livermore Lab has announced the release of a "carbon nanotube" system that's been called "a game-changing technology.
Sobering NY Times Report: Clean water laws are being ignored and 1 in 10 Americans are drinking unsafe water. Massive pollution from oil companies has made drinking Sudan's water like "drinking from oil pits. Fog is the water source for residents of Lima slum area. No problem, say Los Alamos officials. Twenty-one years without a price increase.
How the bottled water industry is sucking the US Military dry. The Dangers of Chlorinated Water. From Rachel's Environmental Newsletter. What really causes heart disease? Is Your Bathtub a Toxic Dump? You may be surprised to learn what they put in your bathwater. Is water a living organ of the living earth?
Do we have moral obligations toward water? These issues and much, much more. Introduction to the thinking of the great German hydrologist Theodor Schwenk. Earth could hold more water by Philip Ball. Five times as much water as in all the world's oceans may lurk deep below its surface. It isn't the best--Finland's Is. Every human activity, even drainage, can lead to water comtamination.
Perchlorate contamination is becoming more common every day. From Hardly Waite's Quick Takes page, a brief look at water's role in human metabolism Water bottles becoming environmental risk. How many sweaters could be made from California's discarded water bottles? Westchester Takes Aim at nicotine-laced water by Melissa Klein. Bottled water reaches a new dimension. Before I had any plants there I even tried a professional weed killer and still they came back.
I now don't want to use any strong chemical because I do have a beautiful Hibiscus at one end and in the middle I have a clematis I had for years and don't want to lose them. I tried the black weed netting and the weeds just come thru it.
Thank you for any and all help. Several inches of mulch tends to smother weeds. Some will pop through mulch. Look here for more advice on identifying and dealing with specific weeds: Your weeds will tell you a lot about your soil. Finally, you might find this video advice helpful and maybe redundant: That maggot could be the larval stage of the Carrot Rust Fly, which is a fairly common pest with carrots.
Control lies with knowing its life cycle and making cultural changes to discourage its growth next year. For example, planting later than the end of May will avoid the first generation of egg-laying flies. Also, harvest early and completely leave no plant behind.
A sprinkling of rock phosphate around the base of the plant might inhibit egg laying. Is putting the fall leaves on your garden for the winter good for your garden? We live in the river valley in Arkansas Yes, there are many benefits to using leaves in the garden.
Read our new article about this very topic here: Some plants blueberries, azaleas prefer more strongly acidic soil, while a few ferns, asparagus do best in soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline.
Acidic sour soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline sweet soil is treated with gypsum calcium sulfate or ground sulfur. Last autumn I applied dried chicken manure 25 oz. I intend to grow vegetables i. Tomatos, Beans, and some flowers. Will my soil be too sour and if so what can can I apply to counteract the effects?
Hi, Craig, that sounds like an enviable mix. As for the pH, this is a different matter. Get yourself a test kit at a nursery or garden supply store they are relatively inexpensive at a couple of dollars or even less and check your garden. We would not want to hazard a guess at the current pH; best to know for sure. Tomatoes like a pH of 5. Flowers can vary a bit but most are in the same range. See here for details: Ok so I just added compost manure to the garden for when i plant the rest of my fall vegetables.
Can I plant them in the soil the same week that I added my compost? We are being bombarded by "Chemtrails" Geo-Engineering" which is making our souls turn alkaline.
I have lost almost all my valley Locust Trees, the Oregon Grape isn't happy and don't know why the Pines are dying. Planes fly over leaving white stripes that spread out and cover our skies Spread the word, tell your government to STOP!! They say its for Global warming, but it actually keeps the heat at night like a blanket. Monsanto has applied for a patent of Aluminum and Drought resistant seeds. They are manipulating the weather!
Sorry for the bad news SOILS are turning alkaline. Let me know if anyone is aware of this! And the older ones barely have any leaves and they have been here for many many years, always healthy. Bumbles bees have been coming here for over 20 years. Greenhouses are now a very good idea I just hope the Pines aren't dying from this too. They like acid soils???? This is here in NE Washington.
Thank you for the post! Only a few bumble bees Three years ago there were handfuls of them. When I was a kid, the clover was alive with honey bees. If everyone could just take a second and notice what is happening.
Something is terribly wrong right now. Bees are affected by climate change and chemicals sprayed onto crops and plants in our gardens. Only solution is go go "organic" by using natural compost to enrich the soil and natural products to deter bugs and pests, such as marigolds or garlic around rose bushes to deter aphids, and other companion planting.
We need to treat our planet with respect or it will die - and us along with it. I agree Jan about treating our planet with respect. I care for a 3 acre floral garden.
I use very little chemical in the gardens. Only when needed, I have volunteers that help me weed by hand and only when the boss pushes for spraying do I do it carefully and limited mostly to walkways. We use peat, pine fines and buy compost from a local nursery. The absolute keys to attracting pollinators is to plant the right plants. We have so many butterflies, bees, wasps, birds, and little critters. When I'm in the gardens I don't feel like there is a problem in the world.
I'm not a big believer in climate change, I've been around long enough to see we have cycles and some of the endangered creatures are returning.
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