GROUNDWATERWhat's Up and Underground in Las Animas County?
Homeowners in Southeast Colorado have water wells contaminated with a chemical known as "Tert-butyl alcohol" or "TBA." TBA is a man-made substance found in many household items such as perfumes, cosmetics and paint removers— and is sometimes used in fracking. Could nearby gas drilling be to blame?
AGRICULTURETank to Table: Growing Food Sustainably With Aquaponics
Aquaponics is a system for growing food that combines aquaculture (raising fish in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. It’s a growing movement in Colorado where years of drought have caused residents to view their water differently.
NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTIONThe Hidden Cost of Road Salts
Road salts keep drivers safe in snowy and icy conditions. Chemicals like Sodium Chloride (Rock Salt) or Magnesium Chloride work by lowering the temperature at which water can freeze. But come Spring as snow melts, chlorides are making their way into steams and groundwater where they stay. Removing them is difficult and expensive. Are we trading mobility for environmental degradation?
May 24, 2015
Fight Over EPA’s Authority to Protect U.S. Waterways
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