Floating Island International (FII) provides hope to the market. The company was founded in 2005, and currently has over 9,000 BioHaven islands, our signature product line, launched and fixing nutrient impaired water around the globe. The islands are all about cleaning water. They employ a concentrated wetland effect, and in the process cycle nutrients that otherwise grow cyanobacteria and dangerous Harmful Algae Blooms into healthy water and fish.
Seeing our way clear of the hubris and toxic noise from spent people, folks who simply don’t have a sense of propriety, of reasonable behavior, who don’t know where or how to spend their energy, that is the challenge of life in the United States in 2021 if we want a better future.
Clear vision through the fog of obfuscation, of fallacy, of misdirected anger, is rare. But it is happening. There is a movement that does not bow to misdirection. It simply advances. The movement is called Biomimicry.
Biomimicry is the model for a better future.
Stretching out on a chaise lounge, listening to the gentle lap of waves as the sun sets in the west. Idle dreams after a day spent on clear, delicious water. Oh yes, and a fish fry for dinner.
Or—cleaning off the green gunk that chokes the prop of a motorboat while swatting at mosquitoes and rushing to escape into a screened off porch! Holding one’s breath so as not to inhale biogas so concentrated that ignition seems possible. Not the relatively neutral carbon dioxide associated with a swamp, but actual methane!
One river, the Susquehanna, provides 40% of the nutrients that are impairing Chesapeake Bay. As the river comes out of New York state and moves through urban centers like Harrisburg and ultimately, Baltimore, industry and agriculture have had their way with it. The water is both impaired and dangerous. According to NOAA, 52% of Americans live within coastal counties. Take Alaska out of the equation and the relative coastal human concentrations become even more apparent.
Agriculture's contribution to nutrient impairment of water is somewhere between 80 to 85%. Farmers, mostly white, have been sold a bill of goods. Most believe that synthetic fertilizer is fundamental to their livelihood. The chemical giants have sold them on this “impaired” wisdom. So, rivers like the Susquehanna, continue to send their “load” down watershed.
Catch a four-pound Smallmouth Bass from an eddy of the river downstream from Harrisburg and check it out for deformities. Is it safe to eat?
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