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Posts from the ‘Pollution’ Category

  • May 15th, 2019

    We Are the Oil Spill

    Tweet In recent times, whenever a catastrophic event, whether natural or human-created, makes headlines, social media rapidly makes memes that say something along the lines of, “We are all ____.” It’s meant to express empathy and unity, and does: for some reason, disasters pull us together. Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, renowned for his environmental activism as [...]

  • February 20th, 2019

    Oil Spills: A Daily Reality Show

    Tweet These days, reality shows (and stars) blanket the Internet, magazines, and our daily lives, whether we want to hear about them or not. And they’re relatively harmless. The same can’t be said of oils spills, which are also a daily, often deadly, reality, harming marine life as well as the environment. While Impact Absorbents can’t [...]

  • January 23rd, 2019

    Don’t Fall Off the Mountain

    Tweet Many years ago, Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine wrote a book called, Don’t Fall Off the Mountain. She wasn’t focused on erosion control, but the title is apt: in winter months, when the rains often cascade in sheets, it’s all too easy for soil to wash away unless it’s protected. That’s where Jute netting comes in. Made from [...]

  • November 21st, 2018

    On Guard! Don’t Let Drains Drain Your Energy

    Tweet “En guard!” is a French fencing phrase (say that three times fast) that means, “Get ready! Your opponent is about to run you through with a lance!” Or it may have meant, “Look out! Your drain is about to overflow!” The latter warning should never be uttered in these modern times, however. Not if [...]

  • July 25th, 2018

    Block That Spill!

    Tweet In football, cheerleaders sometimes chant, “Block that kick!” Other sports use similar lingo to keep the spectators enthused and the team amped up for a win. The spill containment field doesn’t employ a cheer squad per se, though anyone who works in environmental services is doubtless jubilant when a spill is averted or minimized. ISHN [...]

  • January 10th, 2018

    Hazardous Adsorbents, Part 2: Coconut Husk

    Tweet Nutritionists have been singing the praises of coconut for years. Touted benefits of coconut oil, for instance, include everything from boosting immunity to balancing hormones, aiding digestion to beautifying skin and hair. Coconut water is a delicious, almost calorie-free beverage, and coconut butter, a yummy, heart-healthy alternative on toast. What a versatile fruit! But [...]

  • March 2nd, 2016

    Ready to Run Off?

    Tweet With spring in the air, you may be getting ready to don your sneakers and start running to get in shape. But before you run off, consider the runoff you might need to attend to first: the overland flow from snow melt and winter storms that could clog drains with debris. Municipalities can rely [...]

  • November 11th, 2015

    Mine Your Own Business: Toxic Leaks

    Tweet “Over 30,000 mines are leaking toxic waste into American waterways,” screams the headline on Inhabitat.com, which then rightly asks, “If the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the Animas River spill, can’t be trusted to safeguard our waterways, who can?” Good question. While Impact Absorbents can’t protect all waterways from leaking mines or oil spills, [...]

  • July 29th, 2015

    Cleaning Up Our Toxic Mess

    Tweet Children have parents to tell them to clean up their mess. Out in the wide world, however, businesses need to be their own watchdogs. And spills happen at an alarming rate. Every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) responds to more than a hundred oil and chemical spills in U.S. waters that [...]

  • December 22nd, 2014

    How to Create a Healthier Business in the New Year

    Tweet There are many metrics for business health, from increasing sales to happy employees to a customer base that posts glowing reviews on social media. One of the least-often mentioned yet vitally important measures of business health is quite literal: a healthy building in which to work. While “sick building syndrome” (a term coined by [...]