Residents voice concern over Lamont’s wastewater plan

Researchers met with members of the public to discuss the potential impact of a proposed plan by the Lamont Public Utilities District to handle the area’s wastewater. Residents voiced concerns about how to ensure the area’s drinking water remain free of pesticide contaminants, and the possibility of further degrading of local air quality—already a big concern for Lamont residents—resulting from wastewater vapors […]

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Cal State assists communities with aquaponics

Environmental Studies teachers and students from California State University, Sacramento, are sharing their aquaponics program with the local community. Aquaponics combines aquaculture — in which aquatic organisms produce waste that becomes nutrients for plants — and hydroponics, where soil is replaced by water in plant growth. The program is a teaching tool to demonstrate principles of sustainability, wherein waste management and production are linked with energy and […]

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