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Posts from the ‘Waterways’ Category

  • March 6th, 2019

    A Farmer’s Frenzy of Spills

    Tweet Weather folklore from the Farmers’ Almanac says, “If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.” This colorful analogy seems appropriate, as March is usually wild. Winds whipping fields into a frenzy, storms knocking down tree limbs, runoff damaging drains and hillsides… it all calls for an equally powerful [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • July 3rd, 2018

    Safe Waters: Teaching Kids About Oil Spills

    Tweet Teaching the next generation about oil spills and safety isn’t for the faint of heart. Children’s attention spans are generally focused on right now, which was true even before the Age of Screens. But one ecological nonprofit is turning this assumption on its well washed ear. Matter of Trust.org is a group of eco [...]

  • June 13th, 2018

    Sock It To Me

    Tweet Back in the ’60s, socks were quite popular. There were Friday night sock hops, where hip teenagers would kick off their shoes and dance in the gym in their socks. Then there was the catchphrase, “Sock It To Me,” which became a counterculture classic after Aretha Franklin added the refrain to her hit song Respect in [...]

  • December 20th, 2017

    Oil Crisis! Our Wildlife At Risk

    Tweet Sometimes, oil and animals mix. Consider how ducks produce an oily substance from their preen glands to create a waterproof barrier that protects their feathers. It’s why we call our oil-only sorbent socks and booms FiberDuck (in case wondering about the name was keeping you awake at night.) When it comes to oil spills [...]

  • October 18th, 2017

    POTUS for WOTUS

    Tweet Last February, President Trump issued an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army for Civil Works to review the Clean Water Rule and “publish a proposed rule for notice and comment rescinding or revising the rule.” As with all great government edicts, a schedule of public meetings ensued for WOTUS (Waters [...]

  • June 21st, 2017

    Harbor Lights on Clean Water

    Tweet When Boz Scaggs penned the tune Harbor Lights, he probably didn’t have spill containment for the marine environment in mind. But you can use the song as inspiration to keep the harbor you call your own clean, green, and pristine, by keeping Impact Absorbents’ spill clean up products close at hand. Bilge and sump [...]

  • March 1st, 2017

    Filling Up and Spilling Over

    Tweet Years ago, singer Cris Williamson penned the lyrics, “Filling up and spilling over / It’s an endless waterfall.” She wasn’t describing winter storms that cause flooding, but the words are apt: this season’s weather has caused a lot of “filling up and spilling over,” especially in northern and central California, ending a six-year drought [...]

  • February 8th, 2017

    Like A Well-Oiled Machine

    Tweet Business owners may want their companies to run “like a well–oiled machine,” but when the oil spills into places it’s not wanted, that’s a crisis. Not only do oil and water not mix; we can’t live without water, though increasingly, many people feel we can’t live without oil, either. The controversy reached epic proportions [...]