It is a lot to ask the microbial population in a septic system to break down chemicals that they have never experienced in nature, let alone those designed to inhibit their activities.
Eliminating protection for first order and seasonal (ephemeral) streams means that anything that might be dumped in the headwaters of major rivers would be exempt from pollution laws
What astounded us is the sheer volume of nylon line discarded by fishing boats
we must depend on federal regulations that prevent the purposeful or inadvertent contaminations of the environment from affecting the health of all of us.
Without carbon dioxide uptake by trees, its concentration in the atmosphere would be rising nearly twice as fast as we observe today.
Soy milk seems to leave the smallest footprint on the environment.
Hurricane Florence provides a stark demonstration of how runoff and overflows can contaminate waterways with hog waste and coal-ash leachates.
Plants modulate the turning of the hydrologic cycle by reducing surface runoff, increasing the amount of water that enters the soil, and returning it slowly to the atmosphere by transpiration
When we insist on shared values and universal human experiences, we erase these productive differences and cripple the potential for equitable collaboration.
A recent publication by Duke Marine Lab affiliates reveals trends in coastal habitat restoration research and suggests ways this research field can move forward towards effective conservation.