Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:57 pm
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality, according to a new ecological applications paper released by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y.
The paper, written with input from researchers at Indiana University and Loyola University Chicago, highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical waste and the need for more research into environmental impacts.
There is a new, developing web site considered a resource for local officials and jurisdictions, e.g., townships, that will offer scientific, legal and regulatory references as well as model lake and stream friendly ordinances to help officials interested in maintaining and improving the quality of the water resource in their area.
With the arrival of March we anticipate more fluctuations of weather, resulting in a reduction of snowfall and an increase in rainfall. While some might grumble at the prospect of fewer winter activities and sloppy weather for a while, we look forward to other changes in coming months. We will lose the heavy clothes and multiple layers, schedule dock installation, move lawn furniture out onto porches and lawns, and look forward to those golden days reveling in and on the water, and basking in the sun.