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12 The Julian News if 00L00NTRE00c00000 ll 00penence Since 1988 * Tree Consulting and Inspection * Long Term Forest Maintenance and Planning * Hazardous Removal and Precision Felling * Ornamental Pruning and Lacing * Brush Clearing and Chipping FREE ES I'IMA TES Licensed and Bonded Fully Insured for Your Protection ERIC DAUBER H: 760-765-2975 C: 760-271-9585 eo Box 254 JULIAN, CA. 92036 License #945348 WE-8690A Free Tire Recyclinlg Day Set For Ramona - June 19 Residents of Ramona and the surrounding unincorporated areas in San Diego County can bring used passenger and small truck tires to Ramona High School's parking lot located at 1401 Hanson Lane on Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Since the State banned disposal of whole tires at landfills in California in 1993, the County of San Diego has offered amnesty days and public education for recycling and disposal of tires funded partially through state grants. Recycled tires are used to make rubberized asphalt concrete (RAC) often used in road construction and repaving. The RAC lasts longer and produces a quieter ride for vehicle traffic. Illegally abandoned tires continue to be a problem on County roadways and throughout the rural areas of the unincorporated area. Tires are an excellent breeding environment for mosquitoes, a known vector for West Nile virus, malaria, and encephalitis. In addition, the threat of fire and further illegal dumping is always a critical concern in the region. "More registered drivers live in California than any other state, which generates more than 44 million tires," Chairwoman Pam Slater- Price said. "Some of this waste ends up on the side of roads or in landfills. Recycling vehicle tires makes for a safe, clean and 'green' community." Residents may recycle up to nine tires per vehicle - reasonably clean and free of excessive dirt or other foreign matter. Inside tire diameter size is limited to 16.5 inches. Tires mounted on rims will not be accepted. No large truck tires and no tires from business or commercial sources will be accepted. Call the County's Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste at 1-877-R-I-EARTH (1-877-713-2784) for more information or to make arrangements for larger tires, tires with rims, or loads of more than nine tires. This one-day event is sponsored by the County of San Diego Recycling Program and a grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Support for the event is also provided by Ramona Unified School District. EARTH TALK00 Questions & Answers About Our Environment Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the BP oil leak is much more of an environmental threat than previous spills from tankers, and if so why? -- Nathan Gore, Pawtucket, RI No one knows for sure how the ongoing oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico will affect the deep sea ecosystem, but scientists are not optimistic. Oil from what is now considered the nation's second largest spill, 1989's Exxon Valdez mishap, slicked 11,000 square miles of ocean surface and 1,300 miles of pristine Alaskan coastline while killing hundreds of thousands of birds and marine mammals and untold numbers of fish and fish eggs. But the impacts of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon leak in the Gulf may be far worse given that much of the loose oil is actually in the water column, not on the surface. In fact, researchers frBm the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently detected huge deepwater plumes of dispersed oil up to 30 miles long, seven miles wide and hundreds of feet thick. Why would an undersea spill be worse? One outcome could be the expansion in size and extension in time of a seasonal 'dead zone" that already plagues the Gulf of Mexico as a result of industrial pollutants and agricultural run-off from the Mississippi River. While huge Gulf of Mexico algae blooms help to naturally clean up the Midwest's factory emissions and wasted fertilizer, such a process doesn't come without a cost to the ecosystem. Every spring, in a condition known as hypoxia, this fast growing algae depletes large sections of the Gulf's water column of the oxygen crucial for other life forms to survive there. The BP oil spill is likely to exacerbate this problem, as natural oil-eating microbes The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently detected huge deepwater plumes of dispersed oil up to 30 miles long, seven miles wide and hundreds offeet thick. Pictured here: Workers clean off an oil-soaked pelican at the Fort Jackson, Louisiana International Bird Rescue Research Center. photo by Lorna Baldwin, PBS NewsHour, Courtesy Flickr swarming over undersea oil plumes could cause or add to hypoxic conditions in otherwise teeming swaths of the Gulf. According to NOAA researcher Samantha Joye, the undersea oil poses a direct threat to large marine wildlife, such as fish, sharks and cetaceans, and also to the tiny stuff, including zooplankton, shrimp, corals, crabs and worms. By endangering these latter populations, the foundation of the marine food chain, the oil could have chronic long-term effects on the wider Gulf ecosystem, including the industries--more shrimp and oysters come from the Gulf than anywhere else in the world--that rely on them. Another worry is how the chemical dispersants being used to break up the undersea oil will impact the Gulf's ecosystems and inhabitants. The dispersant's ingredients are a trade secret closely held by the company that makes it, and therefore have not been vetted by marine biologists to determine their safety for use in such a large application. It also remains to be seen what impact the tiny oil droplets left in the dispersant's wake will have. It could actually be worge for the undersea environment to break the oil up into tiny droplets (which is done to try to make it easier for microbes to digest them). Beyond all these undersea environmental effects, the oil is also starting to wash up into coastal wetlands already besieged by overdevelopment, pollution and the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina. If there can be any silver lining to this catastrophe, it may be that it is the wake-up call we've needed to start moving more rapidly away from fossil fuels to a clean, renewable energy future. For R.ED. :.JIN, SIM-- J I DIDN'I r-El HAW- coC June 9, 2010 starters, we can all begin to reduce our own oil consumption and opt for clean and green energy sources whenever possible. CONTACTS: Deepwater Horizon Response, www. deepwaterhorizonresponse.com; NOAA, www.noaa.gov. GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk c/o E/The Environmental Magazine P.O. 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