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Nitrate Monitoring in Real Time

Nitrate monitoring in real time along the Mississippi River basin helps determine the size of the annual dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico as well as how well efforts to reduce the dead zone are working. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) uses cutting edge optical sensor technology to measure nitrate levels across the watershed.

September 23rd

Protect Your Groundwater

Protect Your Groundwater Day only happens once a year, but it’s important to understand how we impact groundwater all year long. According to the National Groundwater Association, 99 percent of available freshwater is taken from aquifers. So whatever we put in the groundwater is what we end up drinking and bathing in.

September 11th

Why Waste Water

Why waste water?  In many countries, including the United States, water is treated to be clean enough to drink no matter what use it will be put to.  We’ve talked a bit on Blue Living Ideas about various ways water can be reused and recycled before being sent back into the environment.  Toilet to tap […]

September 9th