(Natalie Hanson/Courthouse News) WEST GOSHEN, Calif. (CN) — Thousands of acres of crops, from corn to nectarines, surround Melynda Metheney’s community in West Goshen, … [more…]
This long, long-running roadside attraction is also educating visitors about pollutants’ effects, focusing on Florida issues that also are relevant to any agricultural regions.
The mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Springs has been a delightfully kitschy, (very) family friendly, tourist staple for decades. These days, its shows are also relevant and topical, in a way that makes the message fun for all ages. The Weeki Wachee mermaids talk … [more…]
Many people are curious about Iowa stream nitrate before modern agriculture became established across the landscape. They want to know what the “natural” level of nitrate was. It turns out we do have some actual data. In 1955, the Iowa Geological Survey published a document titled “Water-Supply Bulletin No. 5, Quality of Surface Waters of Iowa, 1886-1954” (1). Some of these data are shown below (as nitrogen).
Confluence of the … [more…]
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, has developed an innovative method for tracing the origin of nitrogen … [more…]
Public water systems serving more than 5.6 million Americans contain concentrations of nitrate at levels found to cause health problems, including cancer and birth defects, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Health. Systems serving Hispanic populations tended to have the highest levels of nitrate in drinking water.
Nitrate in water originates from various sources, including fertilizers, sewage treatment systems, and … [more…]