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Interview with a Marine Biologist

This video is about an expert’s point of view about road salt gets into fresh water and pollutes it. I got in touch with a friend of the family named Ryan, who is a Marine Biologist. Ryan was kind enough and answer all my questions during the interview. His answers helped my class with our…

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Ice Storm & Road Salt Use

The Ice Storm of December 2013 was incredible, providing many beautiful photos of ice-covered trees and berries. The storm did more than cover nature with sheets of ice, it also covered the roads and sidewalks, making walking and driving very dangerous. Due to the lack of available alternatives, many homeowners, businesses, and city officials were…

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Shocking Facts about Road Salt

You may You may think that you know a lot about road salt after reading our recent blogs, but you are WRONG! There is so much that you probably don’t know about road salt, that are right here, in this blog. Road salt corrodes objects. It literally eats your car. Slowly. Salt is a desiccant,…

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CBC News Examines Toronto’s Salt Problem

On December 17th, CBC News looked at how the City of Toronto is looking to reduce their salt use by exploring alternatives such as beet juice, cheese brine. While it is important for municipalities to reduce salt use on a large scale, residents have the primary responsibility of beginning with small steps at home. To…

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Epic Views & Support!

A large part of our online campaign against Road Salt has been to regularly look at our website analytics and set goals for new posts and strategies for gaining new readers. It was very cool to see the views on our website and Facebook page growing week over week! We started with no followers, but…

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Facts About Road Salt

North Americans have turned to Road Salt to melt away winter since the mid-1900′s. Road Salt use has increased annually, and currently we are using over 45 billion tons of salt each year! This is having an adverse affect on the environment, raising salinity levels in local watersheds higher than tolerable levels for many species!…