June 08, 2011
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The road to Hades is paved with good intentions. This is one such example.
Fascinating article. I'm sending the link to my husband.
"Clean Rivers Kill" Seriously? This is your title? Who exactly did the clean river kill? Worldwide unclean water kills and sickens millions.
What would you rather have? Herds of cattle pooping phosphorus upstream of your drinking water so Didymo struggles agianst other algeas while you get daily diarhea?
"The road to Hades is paved with good intentions"
I suppose the road to Hades could be paved without good intentions too.
"Because its blooms alter food webs and have the potential to impact fisheries, "Didymo presents a threat to the ecosystem and economic health of these watercourses," says Sundareshwar."
Devo, did you read the article?
Thanks for the article Cato.
I have fond memories of Rapid Creek from my time spent in the Rapid City area of South Dakota almost half a century ago.
Hadn't thought of it in years.
What I mostly remember about it is how cold it was, which for a boy (as I was at that time) from Texas, was a nice change.
What a dopey headline. Was the accurate one - "Freshwater diatom found to concentrate phosphorus" - too boring?
I found some more articles on there for you:
but by all means, worry about clean rivers.
Yes, I read the article. Did you?
from your title I expected to learn that miners, enticed to a swim by the cool clear waters of a clean stream, drowned in a flash flood or something. You know "dead".
Instead I learn that plants can grow in clean water. Curious, since I had previously learned that they do not grow in toxic sewage, but will bloom and quickly die, in nitrogen and phosphorus charged waters.
Anyway, thanks for posting this nonsense for us, it is always fun.
...thanks for posting this nonsense for us, it is always fun.
You're welcome. I enjoy stirring the pot. The title of this post was meant to be provocative. I'm not really anti clean water. I just thought it was interesting. I bet there is a natural balance that will be reached when some primordial snail emerges from hibertation to eat the offending goo. :)