Rain’s surprise role in water pollution

November 5, 2015
(Photo Credit: Tim & Annette/freeimages.com)

(Photo Credit: Tim & Annette/freeimages.com)

When rain falls on concrete, asphalt, tilled fields or barren soil, it is immediately recycled as surface water; there is no time for cleaning.

Currently, the biggest contributor to pollution in the United States is run-off water carrying herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers from yards and fields.

Nancy Bo Flood

As a fish-brain surgeon or a rodeo poem wrangler, I have loved stories. I strongly believe that words – in poetry or prose – help heal our hearts and give us new eyes to see the world. I was first a research psychologist studying brain development at the University of Minnesota and London University before following my passion – writing for children. Learn more...