Rio Grande Water Quality Adventure

Check out this article, “Man kayaks to draw awareness to river quality” by Kristen Mosbrucker, January 17, 2015. We need to read more stories like these and understand our natural waterways better and look for ways to save our natural resources and ultimately improve their quality of life. Colin McDonald looks at the history and current

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Thinking of building a house…

If you are buying a house or building a house, consider testing the soil for lead. You might be saving yourself a lot of future headaches and problems.

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Is Your Smartphone Making You Sick?

In some cases your cell phone may contain more germs than your toilet seat. YIKES! Read more in today’s article!

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PBB from the 1970’s still causing issues in Michigan

I came across this article, Researcher: PBB from 1970s still in Michiganders’ blood by  Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press, December 28, 2014. It is one of the most horrific stories of feed contamination I have ever read. Some of you may have remembered this story. Here is a short summary of the incident. Laboratory tests suggest

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Ratings Program at Whole Foods

Check out the Whole Foods Responsibly Grown Program. Responsibly Grown – Whole Foods is empowering its suppliers to be more responsible and more transparent. Seeking out growers that take responsibility seriously. The Responsibly Grown Program has three rankings: Good  |  Better |  Best. Some of the key points listed in this ranking are:soil health, water/energy

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Bacterial Areas in Your Kitchen

Check out this article, 7 Kitchen Items You Didn’t Know Are Filthy With Germs …and the seven ways to clean them  by Tyler Wells Lynch, December 1, 2014. The article looks at various areas in your kitchen that you may not be aware of when it comes to bacterial backup. Here is a list of the 7

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Wastewater Issues – Flushable Wipes

Are flushable wipes really flushable? Ask a wastewater representative.

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Homemade Ice Melt

Have you ever made your own ice melt mixture? I have used very hot water, but that has limited effect.  Check out this story and decide for yourself is this is something to try in the future. One piece of advice, make sure you try this on concrete and do not try this on a

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Microbial Fuel Cells

Generating electricity through bacteria in waste water. Check out this explanation from Penn State – Microbial Fuel Cell Page Renewable and clean forms of energy are one of society’s greatest needs.  At the same time, 2 billion people in the world lack adequate sanitation and the economic means to afford it.  In this research, we

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Testing for Lead in Soil

Lead in soil is still an issue. Make sure you have your soil tested!

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