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Friday, September 29, 2006

They behave like animals

You know what the problem with nature is? There's too much of it:
Scientists have run high-tech tests on harmful bacteria in local rivers and streams and found that many of the germs -- and in the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, a majority of them -- come from wildlife dung. The strange proposition that nature is apparently polluting itself has created a serious conundrum for government officials charged with cleaning up the rivers.

Part of the problem lies with the unnaturally high populations of deer, geese and raccoons living in modern suburbs and depositing their waste there. But officials say it would be nearly impossible, and wildly unpopular, to kill or relocate enough animals to make a dent in even that segment of the pollution.

That leaves scientists and environmentalists struggling with a more fundamental question: How clean should we expect nature to be? In certain cases, they say, the water standards themselves might be flawed, if they appear to forbid something as natural as wild animals leaving their dung in the woods.
"Nature is apparently polluting itself." Shame on you, nature.

3 Comments:

Blogger Justin Olbrantz (Quantam) said...

Ah, the stories my dad (an environmental analytic chemist) could tell you about the total cluelessness of lawmakers with regard to nature and chemistry. Such as examples of setting allowed contaminant levels so low that our analysis methods can't even verify that the requirements have been met.

Fri Sep 29, 05:01:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe its cause naturally there should be predators thats keep their population down. So its still peoples fualt. Either hunt the dear or bring back wolves.

Fri Sep 29, 06:33:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous kreaky said...

wouldnt the lawmakers have to consult with some environmental group or something? i mean, they don't know EVERYTHING...

i propose putting all animals in zoos (so we can remember what they look like) and somehow preserve every issue of national geographic (so then we can read about them), then clear-cut everything so humans can, quite literally, live comfortably world-wide.

Sat Sep 30, 10:37:00 PM EDT  

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