Song lists about drought

Posted on Aug 3, 2016

Songs about Drought From: https://www.quora.com/Theres-a-lot-of-songs-about-rain-How-about-songs-about-drought “It Never Rains in Southern California” – Albert Hammond “Blue Sky Mining” – Midnight Oil (though not strictly about drought) “Parchment Farm” – Blue Cheer (and many others have also recorded this) the entire “Dust and Dreams” album – Camel (I don’t like this album) the entire “Rajaz” album – Camel […]

Susan Murcott’s Kanchan Arsenic Filter

Posted on Aug 3, 2016
Susan Murcott’s Kanchan Arsenic Filter

The Kanchan™Arsenic Filter (KAF) is an innovative household drinking water treatment device for removing arsenic, pathogens, iron, turbidity, odour, and some other contaminants in drinking water. This filter was developed by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO) of Nepal, and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Support Programme (RWSSSP) […]

beings: rat tailed maggot

Posted on Jul 23, 2016
beings: rat tailed maggot

The eggs are laid by strongly polluted water, nowadays these a manure pits. The rat-tailed maggots feeds on organic particles, algae and most often on the bacteria that lives in the manure pit. As there is abundant bacteria and no preditors that can survive in a manure pit, the rat-tailed larva will thrive strongly. http://www.waterwereld.nu/dronefly.php […]

MPCA iconography on nitrate pollution

Posted on Jul 22, 2016

  From: Minneapolis Pollution Control Agency report on Nitrogen Pollution Inspiration for:  Warning signs/emergency signs Puppets/Masks?

Big Ag is Conquering MN Like A Noxious, Unkillable Weed

Posted on Jul 22, 2016

  From: Big Ag is Conquering MN Like a Noxious, Unkillable Weed   “Last year, Luoma Egg Ranch, a large factory farm south of Duluth, was fined $95,000 for allowing chicken excrement and waste eggs to flow into Medicine Creek. Inspectors repeatedly found manure bubbling from a manhole at the farm, tracing it nearly a mile […]

“From Runoff to Ruin”

Posted on Jul 22, 2016

Excerpts from: From Runoff to Run: The Undoing of Minnesota’s Lakes Inspirations for masks:  Native species for rain gardens and natural buffers between agg fields/lawns and lakes Person to interview/add to failure support group:  Peter Sorensen @ University of Minnesota; Jim Erkel, attorney for MN center for Environmental Advocacy i.e.: ““It’s death by a thousand cuts,” […]

Eurasian Watermilfoil (invasive, especially in nutrient-rich lakes)

Posted on Jul 22, 2016

  Source: http://www.lakeaccess.org/eurasianwatermilfoil.html Eurasian Watermilfoil can form thick underwater stands of tangled stems and vast mats of vegetation at the water’s surface, especially in nutrient-rich lakes. Potential Problems Interferes with recreational water activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming Crowds out important native aquatic plants which decreases important habitat and diversity in the lake Reflections:  Milfoil […]

Toxic Taters meetings at Detroit Lakes library

Posted on Jul 6, 2016
Toxic Taters meetings at Detroit Lakes library

Location: Calloway, MN Link: Toxic Taters is a grassroots organization.  That means that we are led by the people affected and staff are really just there to support the work of the community.  Everyone is welcome to take part in our monthly meetings which take place on the 4th Monday of the month at 10am […]

Halting Pines-to-Potatoes

Posted on Jul 6, 2016
Halting Pines-to-Potatoes

Resource: “DNR halts pines-to-potatoes conversion in central Minnesota” Location: Central MN The Star Tribune reported Sunday that the pines-to-potatoes conversion is part of a bigger, mostly invisible transformation in the watershed that drains into the Upper Mississippi River, a basin that supplies drinking water for 1.7 million people in the Twin Cities. Since 2006, about […]

Aquifers and Drinking Water for Minnesotans

Posted on Jul 6, 2016
Aquifers and Drinking Water for Minnesotans

From the U of M Extension website   Although man-made chemicals such as pesticides may get more attention, the most common drinking water contaminants in Minnesota that pose a threat to human health are coliform bacteria and nitrate. Public health professionals consider disease-causing bacteria and viruses a greater potential danger to public health than chemical […]