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The Heavy Metal Menace: How Stormwater Runoff Harms Coastal and Aquatic Ecosystems (and What We Can Do to Fix It)

The Heavy Metal Menace: How Stormwater Runoff Harms Coastal and Aquatic Ecosystems (and What We Can Do to Fix It)

Stormwater runoff might seem like a natural phenomenon, but its consequences can be far from benign, especially when it comes to heavy metal contamination. In urban and industrialized areas, rainwater becomes stormwater runoff as it washes over impervious surfaces, picking up pollutants like heavy metals before draining into nearby water bodies. The result? A silent, […]