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Aug 30th

The many faces of pollution

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Pollution is a serious concern in the modern industrialized world. However, industry is not its only source. According to Trailblazer Rural Development Institute Biologist Olivia Ward, it can be something as simple as a plastic wrapper thrown on the side of the road.

"We all live in a watershed; an area of land that drains to a single body of water such as a stream, lake, wetland or underground aquifer," Ward said. "When it rains, runoff drains into the water potentially carrying harmful pollutants from the land."

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