Nutrients Gone Wild Worried about dipping your toe in your local swimming hole? Or even drinking your tap water? Join the club. Nitrogen and phosphorus overload is fouling up lakes, rivers, and streams across the country, creating plumes of pollution that are far more sinister than their deceptively benign algal blooms moniker. These nutrient-rich blooms … Read more
Talk about a scary post to read at 1:21 am.. (Via Facebook) Desperate times call for desperate measures…such as when the city issues an “URGENT NOTICE” on Facebook in the middle of the night, warning you not to drink the water—even if boiled!—and you find yourself high-tailing it to the 7-11 at 2 a.m. to … Read more
With drought on the rise in regions around the world, we sat down in the WBEZ studio with Jared Teutsch of the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Listen in to hear his take on some worldwide water challenges-and what we can do about ’em.