The 10 to 20 million tons of road salt used yearly on our nation's highways not only negatively impacts the environment but also affects the quality of our drinking water.
In the U.S. alone, some 15 million tons of salt is applied to roadways each year. While its use has real benefits, in terms of safety and navigation, there have been cumulative costs to the environment.
Monitoring the quality of our streams, lakes, and rivers.
Illuminating how environmental conditions shape disease risk.
Innovating practices that balance human needs with ecosystem health.
Understanding how invasive species impact our forest and freshwater resources.
Preparing for the future, from extreme weather to species shifts.
Educating decision makers, teachers, students, and the general public.
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