Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Salty aftertaste

Road treatment raising sodium level in N.J. tap water

Road foreman Dan Nywening using a front-end loader at a salt depot in Oradell, N.J., last week. TARIQ ZEHAWI


Bergen County Record

The endless parade of snowstorms have caused North Jersey residents to crave the reassuring sight of trucks coating roads with salt to keep them navigable. But that salt also bounces and washes off the roads into rivers, lakes, wetlands and reservoirs – and now it is showing up in the region's drinking water supply.


Cyanobacteria could benefit Chesapeake Bay


A novel approach to harness bacteria that could diminish nutrient-laden runoff from agriculture has the potential to support efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay, where water quality improvements have been elusive, research suggests.


How would D.C. handle a storm like Sandy?

E&E Publishing

Washington, D.C., would not have suffered as badly as New York City if Superstorm Sandy had thundered down on the capital, a recent study found.

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