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  1. Francisco Lopez

    Francisco Lopez

    26/03/2017
    Francisco Lopez
    North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated
    www.yahoo.com BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) β€” A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said...
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  2. Gina Akers

    Gina Akers

    16/03/2017
    Gina Akers
    Gina Akers runs through some options for the ultimate β€˜Has It All’ holiday | The Ocelot
    www.theocelot.co.uk
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  3. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    12/03/2017
    Joyce Redlon
    Twinkling solar bike path inspired by Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night pops up in the Netherlands
    inhabitat.com Studio Roosegaarde created a gorgeous van Gogh-inspired illuminated bike...
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  4. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    12/03/2017
    Axolotls are Masters of Regeneration
    Axolotls are Masters of Regeneration Meet the Axolotl, a Mexican Salamander that scientists and the internet alike love for their amazing ability to regenerate limbs, and probably for that...
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  5. Gina Akers

    Gina Akers

    06/03/2017
    I'm in The Telegraph this weekend with Lydiard House & Park and my Great-Grandfather. "It's a sense of duty for me - not just to my family, but to the community" Gina Akers #heritage #parks #history #community #parksmatter #environment #green #greenspaces Please follow The Love Lydiard Trust Facebook: @LoveLydiardTrust Twitter: @LoveLydiard Gina Akers
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    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    06/03/2017 #3 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Fab, will be visiting!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/03/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Gina Akers congratulations !
  6. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    06/03/2017
    Joyce Redlon
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  7. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    24/02/2017
    Len Rosen
    A Visit to a Volcano Speaks of Untapped Geothermal Energy Potential
    www.21stcentech.com In hiking on the flanks of a volcano we witnessed the energy potential of geothermal, an underused renewable energy source for our...
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  8. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    24/02/2017
    Len Rosen
    When Humans Chose to Farm They Picked the Wrong Staple Crops to Grow
    www.21stcentech.com The Neolithic Revolution is described by Yuval Noah Harari as history's biggest fraud because it tied us to labour-intensive annual...
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  9. ProducerLen Rosen

    Len Rosen

    24/02/2017
    Inviting beBee members to sign up for my 21st Century Tech Blog
    Inviting beBee members to sign up for my 21st Century Tech BlogSince 2009 I have been posting original content about advances in science and technology and the challenges we face here in the 21st century. You are all invited to subscribe at http://www.21stcentech.com.Β Subject matter covers a wide range of...
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    Roland Waddilove
    27/02/2017 #2 Roland Waddilove
    Interesting blog
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    24/02/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Bookmarked...
  10. ProducerPreston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Ways to Green Your Business and Save Money
    Ways to Green Your Business and Save MoneyArticle from Blog FreedomWith so many products and services to choose from, it has never been more important to differentiate yourself from the competition. Going green is a great way to stand out and go that extra mile.Β  Even if your actions don’t...
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    Milos Djukic
    25/02/2017 #2 Anonymous
    #1 You are very welcome @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven. Best, Milos
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    25/02/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Milos Djukic I wanted to thank you for the share.
  11. ProducerKhalid Hasan

    Khalid Hasan

    19/02/2017
    Wheat Blast: A New Threat to Bangladesh
    Wheat Blast: A New Threat to BangladeshBackground Wheat blast first sighted in Brazil in 1985. It was widespread in South American wheat fields, affecting as much as 3 million hectares in the early 1990s and seriously limiting the potential for wheat cropping on the region’s vast...
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    Khalid Hasan
    08/03/2017 #2 Khalid Hasan
    #1 Thank you very much. Its a great concern for Indian subcontinent as well.
    debasish majumder
    19/02/2017 #1 debasish majumder
    Great share @Khalid Hasan! enjoyed read. very informative indeed. thank you for the share.
  12. ProducerJohn Park

    John Park

    13/02/2017
    Human Centric Lighting - The most passive way to make an impact
    Human Centric Lighting - The most passive way to make an impactOne of the core pillars at PlanLED has been and will always be improving the quality of life by virtue of implementing Human Centric Lighting (HCL).Β One of the primary ways of promulgating such a convoluted yet relevant topic is by telling stories,...
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  13. Vincenzo Naddeo

    Vincenzo Naddeo

    05/02/2017
    New open access publication on removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewater by intermitent electrocoagulation (Water published by MDPI) - http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/9/2/85 Vincenzo Naddeo
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  14. ProducerClaire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Building Green?  Here's some tips.
    Building Green? Here's some tips.In South Africa we have had 2 years of unusually warm weather and a drought. Β The coal reserves are set to run out by 2020. Β It is now vitally important to be environmentally aware and active. Β According to the Zero Energy Project, the construction...
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    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    02/03/2017 #20 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven - even small changes like not leaving your T.V. etc. on standby can make a huge difference. My Dad once told me that leaving devices on standby and phone chargers plugged in all the time can add at least 15% to your energy bill a month!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    01/03/2017 #19 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    #18 Agreed. I had a free energy audit on my home. It didn't realize how much energy I was wasn't over simple this. Many were such list in your article.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/03/2017 #18 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Me too @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven! Even the small changes we can make re our water usage and using LEDs rather than incandescent lights will go a long way to saving our planet.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    27/02/2017 #17 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Thanks @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell I love the tips you have in this buzz. The world is beautiful and I hope we can help keep it this way as long as possible.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/02/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 Thanks @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell, interesting and extremely informative. I had no idea air conditioning began in 1902!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #15 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - I've just spotted this link :- The end of air conditioning? Asia architects use green solutions to cool buildings
    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/31/architecture/t3-architecture-asia-bioclimatic-architecture/
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #14 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! Have an awesome day!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #13 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - these aren't my photos - I will post some soon, they are taken with a small digital camera - I was using film up until I couldn't get it anymore.... I am saving up for a 'back' that will fit on my long lens. I get most of my images that I use in my posts from Free Images.com. As far as A/C is concerned I used to live in Singapore with my parents when I was a teenager. We lived in an old colonial house with deep eaves, very high ceilings and a really v. good cross flow of air. The Lounge was open on three sides. The living rooms were also quite large. However it was a different story at night - the bedrooms were small and only had one window, so we couldn't just rely on a ceiling fan. The trouble is that most houses today are not designed that way and get uncomfortably hot in the summer months. All I can suggest is that you get good insulation in your roof....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great info @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell! I am addicted to my A/C during the hot/humid months. What do people do in order to keep their homes cool and free from a lot of humidity, there must be solutions for that too. Using Central Air really costs a lot of money when the electric bill arrives. The photos I see you post, are some of them yours? I love photography, would love to see more of yours!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #11 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! Have a fantastic day!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #10 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Awesome @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt - looking forward to your buzz, please tag me when you publish. Have an awesome day!
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #9 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    You can gauge the pricing and see if it is feasible...I am good at working numbers and revenue
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #8 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #7 I think I will upload the concept on Bebee, and update the dpr as per SA laws..Different from India :)

    Make it country centric...Financial inclusion and upliftment of waste collectors.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #7 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #6 This sounds awesome @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt and could be used here in SA very effectively. Please send me more details.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #6 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #5 it does, it is essential for the Developed countries and critical for developing countries.

    I had submitted a paper here, lobbying didn't get it started. Idea was simple

    Public toilets which produce power and compost ...But the special part was cashless incentives for waste collectors and green tops for air pollution, plus they could sell it to the grid or electric vehicles.

    Functional, possible, sustainable with low maintenance on far off areas in tourist places, villages, highways etc.

    Does it appeal to you. If yes we can discuss.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #5 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt - v. pleased you enjoyed my article. It makes commercial sense to build green and in many cases now it costs the same (or can be even cheaper) to construct an environmentally friendly building. There are many health benefits for the people living & working in green buildings - check out http://climatenewsnetwork.net/people-and-planet-benefit-from-green-buildings/
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #4 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @David B. Grinberg! Have an awesome day!
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #3 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    I was with an EPC company and built their RSVP, waste management and environmental services business prior to their IPO.

    I think many ideas that are gathering dust could be resurrected with your help.

    Great buzz.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #2 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks @David B. Grinberg! Glad you enjoyed the article. There have been studies recently that demonstrate that there are many benefits to a green building, apart from the energy saving aspect,

    "Studies into 69,000 buildings βˆ’ homes, offices and factories βˆ’ in 150 countries show that there are fewer illnesses among residents and workers, who report they are more comfortable and happier. Employers also find they are more productive. Companies that opt for β€œgreen” buildings gain because workers stay longer in their jobs and have fewer absences, while recruitment is easier because new employees are attracted to environmentally-friendly buildings."

    http://climatenewsnetwork.net/people-and-planet-benefit-from-green-buildings/
    David B. Grinberg
    01/02/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this excellent advice, Claire. I've noticed here in the USA that many building are "going green" by having grass and plants covering the roof. I think that's catching on. Hopefully, mega corporations will think long and hard about the important issues you identified. We all need to remember that you can't fool Mother Nature!
  15. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    23/01/2017
    Len Rosen
    U.S. Strategic Plan on Global Change Looks at Geoengineering to Counteract Warming
    www.21stcentech.com Geoengineering by carbon capture and sequestration, and discharged aerosols discussed in U.S. report. No mention of commercial uses of...
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  16. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    12/01/2017
    Len Rosen
    A New Use for Oil Sands Wastewater: Extracting Lithium for Batteries
    www.21stcentech.com MGX and PurLucid Treatment Solutions create lithium extraction technology that recovers it from oil sands steam-assisted gravity...
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  17. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    27/12/2016
    Wearable cape turns red in polluted areas
    Wearable cape turns red in polluted areas (9 Oct 2016) FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: 4059252 LEAD IN: A cape which flashes through the light spectrum to warn that you are breathing in...
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  18. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    27/12/2016
    Joyce Redlon
    Two Billion Year Old Water Discovery Has Interesting Origins of Life Implications
    www.21stcentech.com Deep in a Canadian mine geologists discover water that is 2 billion-years old containing trace gases from Earth's ancient...
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  19. David B. Grinberg
    This drastic ice melting and rising sea levels should be of concern to every living thing on planet Earth. Do YOU agree?
    David B. Grinberg
    The Arctic is reeling from its warmest year since at least 1900
    mashable.com This was the Arctic's warmest year on...
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/12/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I made a comment on @Irene Hackett's share on LI about a google engineer using maps to save redwoods near Santa Cruz and had a Geophysicist look at my profile.

    We must be concerned.

    But since we have the in-fighting dynamic - we could agree to focus on the things that are clearly, undeniably due to the actions of humans, like monoculture industrial agriculture and deforestation both of which lead to desertification which has unbalanced the carbon and moisture cycles of the planet.

    Time to start doing things one by one consistently and we will get to a tipping point where we stop the destruction and begin to reverse it.
  20. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    08/12/2016
    Len Rosen
    An Update on Ways to Stop Methane Emitting Cows
    www.21stcentech.com Seaweed feed may be livestock farmers' secret weapon for reducing agriculture's methane and GHG contribution to global...
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  21. Len Rosen

    Len Rosen

    08/12/2016
    Len Rosen
    Gizmos & Gadgets: Argentinian Invents Methane Gathering Backpack for Cows
    www.21stcentech.com Argentinians come up with a backpack for cows to capture up to 300 liters of methane per day from a single animal, enough to power a...
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  22. Producerrob allott

    rob allott

    29/11/2016
    Global Sustainability
    Global Sustainability Every day each one of us makeΒ decisions that have an impact on the environment, from our shopping choices and how we dispose of our household waste to our use of water, gas and electricity in our homes. With 7 billion people on the planet, we...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    14/01/2017 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    @rob allott i enjoyed reading. Our world, in its current state of evolution, is unsustainable for many reasons, environment being one of them. The environment may heal itself as we need not worry about future generations if other evolutionary practices are not made more sustainable.

    The current issues of environment are brought on by growth. Growth allows room for our off-spring to be successful. So we hand down this growth mantra to our young that must work within our footprint. I don't disagree we can be better stewards. In order for us to tackle this issue we need to change our approach to sustainability. We are pitting our way of life with the regulations of a green planet. I mean this as an individual not as a species. Many agree that we need to change, but continue habits.

    We evolved here, we need to evolve there. Many of the regulations we sought and imposed in the green earth movement has squeezed the middle class way of life. I don't have answers, i can mostly say though that current regulations and issues are not working at a level that will return us to sustainability. Population growth and needs of that new growth will always drive the sustainability question.

    My sense is that we have to many competing paradigms. Environment, social status, profits and political power. The environment has become a club for some of the other paradigms. We cant go back to the stone age and we cant continue to evolve in the current direction. But the stone age is coming if we don't change in many areas of the evolutionary process.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/01/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent article @rob allott, look forward to more!
    rob allott
    30/11/2016 #4 rob allott
    view our website we have some 50+ blogs on the environment www.greenplanetadvertiser.com
    Paul Burge
    30/11/2016 #3 Paul Burge
    Great article @rob allott! Many thanks for sharing. Looking forward to reading more.
    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Rob. You make some interesting points and observations. I've shared this in three hives for the environment and sustainability. I'm also following you now. Keep buzzing!
  23. Producerrob allott

    rob allott

    29/11/2016
    Introduction to Greening your business
    Introduction to Greening your businessIntroduction to Greening your businessGreen habits have become significant in recent years as homeowners and businesses strive to reduce their carbon footprint, cut fuel bills and show an eco-friendly stance. To some capacity, having a green agenda...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    07/12/2016 #4 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Rob! I was thrilled to see this post on beBee! Welcome! I'm an environmental scientists by education and am always looking for new 'Green' Thinkers here on beBee. I enjoyed the article tremendously. I would add a benefit to be had from greening your company is that it creates opportunities. As more and more countries seek to decrease their carbon footprint and improve environmental conditions they will look at a company's sustainable practices when granting contracts. Companies that are 'going green' will take this into account when choosing vendors and contractors. When all else is equal; the 'green' edge may be the ticket to business growth. Again, welcome to beBee! I've already followed!
    Cepee Tabibian
    29/11/2016 #2 Cepee Tabibian
    Welcome to the hive @rob allott!
    Paul Burge
    29/11/2016 #1 Paul Burge
    Thanks for sharing @rob allott. An informative read!A warm welcome to beBee!
  24. ProducerAnurag Harsh

    Anurag Harsh

    28/11/2016
    The Future According to Elon Musk
    The Future According to Elon MuskElon Musk is often labeled a dreamer, the closest we could get to a real-life Tony Stark. He is an innovative and motivational leader that uses his passion for technology to repeatedly deliver breathtaking results. Now, he is coalescing the various...
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    Henri GalvΓ£o
    09/12/2016 #8 Henri GalvΓ£o
    Great text. I love specially how you and Musk put it in simple terms, so that even a guy not very knowledge about these things, like me, can understand it (of course the video didn't hurt either).
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    29/11/2016 #7 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Those who do nothing themselves always doubt others who try. Thank you for a great post, @Anurag
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    28/11/2016 #6 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    I love what Elon Musk is doing! The Tau Microgrid is fantastic, I can only hope that this comes in time to stop SA's proposed nuclear power stations. Thanks for a very interesting read Anurag.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    28/11/2016 #5 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #2 Hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - perhaps the solution would be more batteries? Or maybe a combination of solar and wind power?
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    28/11/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Great article to instill inspiration and learn lessons for successful outcomes.
    vivek vishnu
    28/11/2016 #3 vivek vishnu
    Great stuff.... articulated in simple terms. cheers, Vivek
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    28/11/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent article @Anurag Harsh! I was wondering how long they would power w/out sunlight, the video answered my question. I wonder what the solution is for places like where I live, we can go a week without sunlight- full cloud coverage 24/7. I like the idea of green energy, oil companies don't. ;-)
    Paul Walters
    28/11/2016 #1 Paul Walters
    @Anurag Harsh Great article thank you
  25. ProducerClaire L 🐝 Cardwell
    What you need to know before installing a rainwater harvest system
    What you need to know before installing a rainwater harvest systemWater is vital to life and is such a precious natural resource that it makes sense to collect every drop of rain and re-cycle grey water and back-washed pool water. In fact you can reduce your water bill by as much as 90% by harvesting rain...
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    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/12/2016 #13 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #11 Unfortunately the water infrastructure has not been maintained or planned very well here either @Kirsten Horner - as the city gets more and more overpopulated and dense we are about to see some major problems with water supply, this has of course been exacerbated by the drought....
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    30/11/2016 #12 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share Mohammad!
    Kirsten Horner
    29/11/2016 #11 Kirsten Horner
    Thanks Claire. We live with water saving and water restrictions here in Queensland, Australia - in between the floods! The larger water management infrastructure is under pressure and hasn't been planned or managed well for future supply, so everyone has to do their part on their own property.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #10 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share Elizabeth - we can all live for a while without electricity, but now the water cuts here in Joburg are a reality - you simply can't take clean drinking water for granted anymore.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    29/11/2016 #9 Elizabeth Bailey
    Something all property owners should think about.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #8 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @David B. Grinberg!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #7 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #4 Thanks Rod, you are certainly right about being a lot more aware of water usage when you rely on stored water.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #6 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #5 Thanks @David B. Grinberg! I am certainly a lot more careful with water these days..... Part of the problem here in Joburg is a badly maintained old infrastructure, apparently about 40% of all our potable water is wasted through leaks....
    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for an awesome post, Claire, which is informative and educational. Water conservation is certainly a high priority public policy issue in California and the Middle East, among other places around the world. Keep buzzing!
    Rod Loader
    29/11/2016 #4 Rod Loader
    A good post Clair. Here is Australia, virtually all rural homes have rain water tanks. I have four 20,000 litre tanks, which supplies all my household water (drinking, showers, etc) and water for my gardens, pool etc. I also have a bore, which is not as nice, but still drinkable, as a backup. When you rely on stored water, you are a lot more aware of water usage.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    28/11/2016 #3 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #2 After a severe drought in SA last summer followed by the usual 6 months of dry season water restrictions and cut offs are a way of life here. It's certainly made me wake up and use water a lot more carefully. I recycle water where-ever I can.....
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    28/11/2016 #2 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    "Water conservation needs to be a way of life.β€œ I second that Claire. Your article is a very good reminder of the importance of water. My homeland, Croatia, is water-rich country and also one of the countries where you can safely drink tap water. But despite this, many people in rural and suburban areas, and especially people who live on islands are collecting rainwater to reduce their bills when using water for agriculture.
    In addition, several scientific studies propose to refurbish numerous abandoned traditional rain collectors (impluviums) in the Dalmatian area of Croatia to collect rain and dew water, which could provide a significant amount of water, especially during the dry season.
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