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Posts from the ‘Waterways’ Category

  • 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 [...]

  • January 11th, 2017

    Duck, Duck, Goose! Fine Feathered Spill Clean Up

    Tweet As a youngster, you probably played a traditional children’s game in which a group of kids sits in a circle, and one child walks quickly around the outside, tapping each child on the head and saying “duck”, “duck” until he or she suddenly cries out, “goose!” The “goose” must scramble up and chase the [...]

  • July 20th, 2016

    Boom! Earbuds Not Included

    Tweet With the advent of earbuds, adults everywhere heaved a sigh of relief: they no longer had to endure the sonic assault of teen music, where decibel levels can reach friends who live several states away. But there’s one type of boom earbuds won’t remedy — nor would you want them to. An Absorbent Boom. [...]

  • May 25th, 2016

    Harboring Resentment? Contain It and Clean It Up

    Tweet You may be familiar with the expression, “Whatever floats your boat.” While it’s good to do what makes you happy, when it comes to harbors and marinas, it’s also necessary to do what keeps the marine environment safe from toxic spills — and fines and penalties. So if you’re a free spirited kind of [...]

  • March 23rd, 2016

    OR&R: What You Need to Know

    Tweet We’re all familiar with R&R, though most of us don’t take nearly enough of it these days. But how familiar are you with OR&R? It’s not simply an exclamation of the need for rest and relaxation, but the need for restoration. These initials actually stand for Office of Response and Restoration. OR&R is the [...]

  • February 17th, 2016

    The Value of Marine Sanctuaries

    Tweet Recreation is good for the economy, as visitors to the Monterey Bay marine sanctuary proved, pumping a staggering $1.2 billion into the regional economy in 2011, according to a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Clearly, caring for our waterways is good for both the planet and its inhabitants. We agree, [...]

  • 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, [...]