Category: Environmental

Why Are Wetlands Critical? Think Flood Control, Clean Water

Can you think of a single popular saying that uses the word “bog” or “swamp” in a positive way? Good luck. Not that long ago, bogs and swamps were viewed as areas that were too wet for any productive use, home to buzzing mosquitos and strange plants. That image is changing. Bogs, swamps, marshes, and… Read More »

What Are PFAS, and Why Are They an Emerging Health Concern?

By Jeffrey Steiner, PG, PH, CPG We use many organic and inorganic chemical compounds to develop everyday products, and these chemicals sometimes make it into our soil and groundwater and eventually into our water supply. Consider a group of fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. As a group, PFAS are resistant to… Read More »

Grants Spark Turning Point in Brownfield Cleanup

By Scott Wilson, PSS The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will award millions of dollars for assessment, cleanup, and planning activities for brownfield sites later this spring. The submittal deadline is January 31, which means now is the perfect time … to start planning for next year. Having a grant strategy aligned with the goals of… Read More »