Cleaning products like soaps and detergents keep our clothes, dishes and floors looking their best but some of the chemicals found in these products may impact water quality in our streams and rivers. Many soaps and detergents uses phosphates as cleansers. Detergents are soaps made from synthetic materials and have a long history of being loaded with phosphates which help boost their cleaning power. However phosphates my mave harmful effects on rivers, lakes, streams and other sources of fresh water.
Birds can't see glass and don't understand architectural cues, such as window frames, mullions, and handles, that alert people to the hazard. Experts estimate that up to one billion birds die each year from resulting collisions. A new translucent adhesive tape, which tests show can significantly reduce bird collisions with glass windows and doors is now available to the public and is being sold by the American Bird Conservancy.