Holy Crop! How Chemical Fertilizers Endanger Fish and Pose Challenges to Engineers
By: Sonja Brankovic
When many of us hear the phrase “water pollution,” we may imagine a large factory pipe spewing sewage into a hapless lake. The crisis in Flint, Michigan comes to mind, where the city routed corrosive Flint River water into aging pipes – officials failed to test the water, and lead leached out of the pipes poisoning thousands of the people.
This year for Campus Sustainability Week, the Campus Services and the Office of Campus Sustainability sponsored an energy reduction challenge between two of West Campus’s freshmen dorms, Folk and Caldwell. From Monday to Sunday, data was collected on electricity, water, and natural gas usage for each of the dorms. At the end of the week, the data was converted into mmBTU, a measurement of energy usage, and plotted on the graph below.
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