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Water Quality - Manure

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Some water quality problems aren't only defined by the borders of a watershed or the banks of a river or lake, rather economic and political boundaries also shape the problem. Manure management is one of those problems.

Water Quality - Hydrology

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The hydrologic cycle, or the water cycle, is the process by which water is transported from the land surface into the atmosphere and then back down to the land surface.

Working Landscapes - Basics

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A working landscape is an area where people live and work in a way that allows the native ecosystem to be sustained. Business and social activities are done in a way that minimizes the disturbance of native plants and animals. A working landscape is an area where humans work as responsible members of a natural ecosystem. Ideally, all of the people within a working landscape are balancing their own needs with the needs of the environment. Striking that delicate balance is defined as mutual sustainability-everyone's needs are met in a way that will maintain the landscape into the future.

Water Quality - Activism

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Individual responsibility for water quality is the key to solving the puzzle of water quality. Awareness of the problem isn't enough. It's only when that new knowledge is put into Action, that we''ll begin to see a difference in our water's quality. Change a personal practice, monitor a stream, educate a neighbor. It's up to you. You are the most important piece, when it comes to solving the water quality puzzle.

The Future of Energy - Energy Basics

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Electrical power is produced and distributed through three simple steps: generation, transmission, and distribution. Learn more with this video from Explore More: The Future of Energy series.

Working Landscapes - Economic Development

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An ecosystem is a community of organisms and their physical environment, and they work together as a unit. Some ecosystems are fragile. And when humans interact with ecosystems, bad results can happen, especially in fragile places.

Water Pollutants

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Almost anyone or anything is a potential source of pollutants. Water quality experts group sources into two main categories of pollutants point sources and non-point sources.

Working Landscapes - Urban Sprawl

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Many people who live in a city have the dream of moving to the country. They might desire peace and quiet, or decreased traffic, pollution, and perceived crime. For these reasons and more, people are moving out of city centers and into the outlying areas.

Working Landscapes - Public vs. Private

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Most of our nation's precious landscapes are privately owned. Should fragile ocean fronts, riverfronts and mountainsides be held in public ownership instead? Some are against any public or governmental intervention, while others think it's necessary for the future sustainability.

Water Quality - Urban Runoff

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Farms get a lot of the focus but urban areas contribute their fair share of water pollutants too. The hydrologic cycle, or the water cycle, is the process by which water is transported from the land surface into the atmosphere and then back down to the land surface.

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