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Urban Runoff Cure: Making Cities REALLY Green

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In urban areas, a good rain leaves the streets cleaner, with dust, oil and small debris swept away. But that’s only an appearance, because what’s swept off the pavements is now not just water, it’s “runoff.” All the chemicals deposited on those surfaces between rains – fuel, oil and tire dust from cars and... Read More...

Green Factoid of the Day: Stormwater

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An average of 140,000 pounds of toxic chemicals enters Puget Sound each day, according to the Department of Ecology of Washington state. An estimated 75 percent of those arrive in the Sound through stormwater that runs off roads, driveways and homes. For generations we’ve been paving the country over while cleaning, making , fertilizing, ... Read More...

A List of the Prime Suspects in Environmental Crimes

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Environment America has issued a report on the ways agribusiness is blatantly flouting not only best practices but environmental laws as it pours billions of gallons of animal manure into our waters, creating vast dead zones -- oxygen-depleted environments where only algae can thrive. Read More...


Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.