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California Solar Canals

California Solar Canals

California has come up with a truly Californian way to save their dwindling amounts of water: by covering canals with solar panels. According to nature.com, researchers from various UC campuses conducted a feasibility study of the effects of covering California’s open...
Icky Landfill Leachate

Icky Landfill Leachate

Landfill leachate results when water from precipitation and rotting waste percolate. They may become toxic when high concentrations of organic and inorganic pollutants mix with the liquids. As little as 36 inches of precipitation can result in one million gallons of...
Revising the Definition of WOTUS

Revising the Definition of WOTUS

On November 18, 2021, the EPA Administrator, Michael S. Regan and the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Jaime A. Pinkham, signed a proposed rule to revise the definition of “Water of the United States” (WOTUS) – which phrase governs the geographic...
Metal and Heavy Metal, What is the Difference?

Metal and Heavy Metal, What is the Difference?

Metals are lustrous minerals that conduct heat and electricity to some degree. Other minerals are classified as non-metals or metalloids. Both classes are non-conductive or less conductive than true metals. Metals have been crucially important to the development of...