Air Quality

How Air Pollution Affects Water Quality

by admin on May 1, 2014

Earth is a closed system, which means that the same water we see today is the same water that has been on our planet all along. In other words, the same water that fell as rain droplets on the face of your great-grandfather or filled in the footprints of a Tyrannosaurus Rex is still with […]

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Why did I choose to write up an acid rain update on a Monday?  Because it’s an important topic, but I’m not malicious enough to ruin your weekend. Why did I include an image of an adorable little bear cub, instead of say, a charred and decimated forest?  Again – I’m not malicious. It feels […]


How Do You Soak Up Radioactive Waste?

by wfnblog on January 16, 2013

When you think of radioactive waste (and hopefully, you don’t think about it often), you probably don’t think about the massive clean up efforts that happen for years after a disaster. In 2011, the Fukushima nuclear plants suffered severe damage from the earthquake and tsunami. The entire area is nearly a ghost town now due […]

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What are VOCs? (Part 2)

by wfnblog on June 6, 2012

In our last article, we introduced the topic of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We described their chemical composition, and gave some examples of common household, commercial and industrial products that contain VOCs. We concluded with a look at how these chemical contaminants find their way into the environment, and specifically into our drinking water supply. […]


What are VOCs? (Part 1)

by wfnblog on June 4, 2012

Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) are carbon-containing compounds emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. They evaporate easily from water into air at normal air temperatures. This high vapor pressure (and low boiling point) at room temperature is why you can easily detect the distinctive odor of gasoline and many solvents, as the VOCs exit […]


Acid Rain and Its Effect on Water

by wfnblog on August 20, 2007

People do not realize just how big of a problem acid rain really is. Some people are not even aware that acid rain is even a problem, let alone a big one. Acid rain is a topic that most people do not bring up because they do not know that much about it. Another reason […]


Air Pollution and Its Effects on Water

by wfnblog on January 1, 2007

Air Pollution Contributors We all know the damage pollution has on our environment. We sometimes feel that we walk around in a haze because of all the smog we breathe in every day. It’s becoming more and more of a concern and we need to be aware and take action. Air pollution has a lot […]