Analysis for Microcystin in Ponds and Lakes

Microcystin

Treatment of Microcystin It’s that time of year again, many area lakes and ponds test for the presence of Microcystin. Microcystin, (otherwise known as blue-algae)  as defined by the EPA, “Microcystins are toxins produced by cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are also known as blue-green algae and are ubiquitous in surface water when conditions are favorable for growth

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Manure Delivers Benefits

There is a great article in AGRI-NEWS, March 5, 2016 entitled, “Manure delivers soil health, crop nutrient benefits” by  Tom C. Doran The article looks at the benefits of manure from an economic standpoint: Depending on species and how much precipitation water is getting into that manure, every 1,000 gallons of liquid dairy or liquid

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Lead found in several schools drinking water

Across the country, schools are checking their drinking water for lead. Boston tested water in 26 different schools and found two schools with elevated levels of lead. Similar testing is being conducted around the country in homes, schools and businesses. The EPA has strict guidelines for lead in water. Any lead content over 15 ppb, (parts

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Does Your Water Contain Lead?

It is well-known of the current lead issues in drinking water in Flint Michigan. Now, a newly released article from USA Today, suggests the issues of lead in drinking water is more widespread throughout the United States than originally thought. The article states nearly 2000 water systems throughout all 50 states have tested with lead

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Your Car and Freezing Temperatures

Here are some interesting facts regarding your car and cold temperatures: At what temperature does gasoline freeze? One article I came across suggested that gasoline could freeze at a range between -40C and -76C or any temperature less than -40 degrees fahrenheit. -40 degrees celsius = -40 degrees fahrenheit. You can prevent your gas line from

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Warmer Than Usual Winter Temps Expected for 2016

Are you ready for a warmer than usual winter? It appears the warmer temperatures are here to stay for the next few weeks. Check out this news report and check out the temperatures and precipitation in your part of the country. photo credit: 365-019 – 5k via photopin (license)

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Watch The Spread of Germs

Check out this news story and see for yourself how quickly germs can spread around an office. This news story is worth your time to watch and a very good reminder to take precautions to stop the spread of germs.   Picture by Pixabay

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Why is Snow White?

Check out this informative piece from the Weather Channel and learn more about snow. Learn how the thousands of snowflakes reflect sunlight to create a white, mystical scene. Picture Source: Pixabay

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Could Your Vehicle Be Making You Sick

Check out this news story and determine for yourself if you need to take action with your own vehicle or not. This news story highlights some areas to really keep an eye on with respect to bacterial growth in your vehicle. This story should be a wakeup call for all of us to take steps

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