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?
CONSERVATIONHow to Avert an Alien Invasion? Turn to Man’s Best Friend
They're only about the size of your fingernail, but they're a scourge of mammoth proportions. Zebra and quagga mussels are disrupting ecosystems, depleting food sources for aquatic life and damaging infrastructure. At present, there is no solution. Can they be stopped before they attack every lake and river in North America? If two black labs and a German Shepherd have anything to say about ityes.
SUSTAINABILITYRobert F. Kennedy, Jr. on Democracy and the Environment
The longtime environmental attorney and now president of Waterkeeper Alliance tells H2O Radio that government's role is to safeguard the public commons, "the air, the water, the wildlife, the fisheries, the public lands, the aquifers, the beaches, the shorelines, the rivers, those assets that cannot be reduced to private property ownership, but by their nature are owned by the whole community." He warns that a concentration of political power is antithetical to a sustainable environment.
September 27, 2015
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