Johnny Colt is a friend as well as an iReporter for CNN among many other things such as being one of the founding members of the Black Crows and Train bass player. Here a report from from the Island of Nauru with Johnny Colt.
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When Johnny Colt is not bare knuckle fighting in Thailand or rock climbing in Greece for his TRAVEL CHANNEL special, he can be found making and discovering music with the global community in front of television cameras or behind his DJ rig. A veteran of reality television, Colt survived the PLANET GREEN network series BATTLE GROUND EARTH to become an informed and green consumer. A former member of: The Black Crowes, Brand New Immortals, Train and Rockstar Supernova. Johnny spends every minute possible on his radio show POLITELYDISRUPTIVE.COM (AM1690) and pursuing independent journalism.
I will try my best to pull Johnny’s stories and reports into this column as I feel he has a lot to spread around to people and people need to stop and take a listen. Plus I love his die hard, go get em ways! Thank you for all you are doing Johnny!
I have done some research on phosphates, and can tell you that all though Nauru are taking themselves back, in ecological terms, because of its important role in biological systems, phosphate is a highly sought after resource. Once used, it is often a limiting nutrient in environments, and its availability may govern the rate of growth of organisms. This is generally true of freshwater environments, whereas nitrogen is more often the limiting nutrient in marine environments. Addition of high levels of phosphate to environments and to micro-environments in which it is typically rare can have significant ecological consequences. For example, blooms in the populations of some organisms at the expense of others, and the collapse of populations deprived of resources such as oxygen can occur. In the context of pollution, phosphates are one component of total dissolved solids, a major indicator of water quality.
Calcium hydroxyapatite and calcite precipitates can be found around bacteria in alluvial topsoil. As clay minerals promote bio-mineralization, the presence of bacteria and clay minerals resulted in calcium hydroxyapatite and calcite precipitates.
Phosphate deposits can contain significant amounts of naturally occurring heavy metals. Mining operations processing phosphate rock can leave tailing piles containing elevated levels of cadmium, lead, nickel, copper, chromium, and uranium. Unless carefully managed, these waste products can leach heavy metals into groundwater or nearby estuaries. Uptake of these substances by plants and marine life can lead to concentration of toxic heavy metals in food products.
Don’t get arrested Johnny!
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