GROUNDWATERWhat's Up and Underground in Las Animas County?
Homeowners in Southeast Colorado have water wells contaminated with a chemical known as "Tert-butyl alcohol" or "TBA." TBA is a man-made substance found in many household items such as perfumes, cosmetics and paint removers— and is sometimes used in fracking. Could nearby gas drilling be to blame?
SUSTAINABILITYIf Clothes Could Talk, Would They Talk Dirty?
Fifty percent of global textile manufacturing in the world happens in China and packs a punch in terms of water consumptionand pollution. But the growing of fibers and the dyeing of fabrics is only part of the water footprint of textiles. Once a garment comes home with us from the store how much water do we use to wash it? And do we add to its toxic legacy? Is it possible to dress for sustainable success?
NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTIONThe Hidden Cost of Road Salts
Road salts keep drivers safe in snowy and icy conditions. Chemicals like Sodium Chloride (Rock Salt) or Magnesium Chloride work by lowering the temperature at which water can freeze. But come Spring as snow melts, chlorides are making their way into steams and groundwater where they stay. Removing them is difficult and expensive. Are we trading mobility for environmental degradation?
June 28, 2015
Has the 'Check Engine Light' Come On for the Colorado River?
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