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Holy Water and Water in Religion: Part 2

Significance of water in Hinduism and Islam Hinduism Water in Hinduism has a special place because it is believed to have spiritually cleansing powers.  To Hindus all water is sacred, especially rivers, and there are seven sacred rivers, namely the Ganges, Yamuna, Godavari, Sarasvati, Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri.  Although Hinduism encompasses so many different beliefs […]

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Spiritual Cleansing & Water in Religion: Part 3

Significance of Water in Judaism, Shinto & Zoroastrianism Judaism In Judaism ritual washing is intended to restore or maintain a state of ritual purity and its origins can be found in the Torah.  These ablutions can be washing the hands, the hands and the feet, or total immersion which must done in ‘living water’, i.e. […]

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How To Stop Soil Erosion In Your Garden (Video)

Slowing Water Stops Soil Erosion At its simplest level soil erosion is caused by water washing away soil. Stopping soil erosion is not rocket science either. By reading the land, watching out for heavy slopes and gulleys, and understanding the flow of water on your property, you can identify where water is washing down and […]

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The Eco Friendly Way to Wash a Car

A foamy, clean-smelling mixture travels down your driveway into the street storm drain – you think that it’s clean and perfectly safe for the environment. After all, it’s soapy, unsoiled water that’s ending up in our streams and rivers, right? Wrong. Conserving water might be your biggest concern when washing your car in the summer […]

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Biodiversity vital to streams as extinctions rise

As Earth enters a period of mass extinction, a study released on Wednesday offers a new reason to preserve biodiversity: it’s an effective, natural pollution scrubber in streams. Environmental activists have long warned that waning biodiversity means the loss of such ecological services as stream-cleaning, control of pests and diseases and increased productivity in fisheries. […]

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Medical and Military Leaders warn that Climate Change Threatens Global Security

Medical and military leaders have come together to warn that climate change not only spells a global health catastrophe, but also threatens global stability and security. “Climate change poses an immediate and grave threat, driving ill-health and increasing the risk of conflict, such that each feeds upon the other,” they write in an editorial published […]

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Call to ban shale gas exploration in the Karoo

Groups opposing shale gas mining bids by Shell and other explorers in the Karoo yesterday asked the government to immediately end these plans and ban any future exploration. As an alternative, the Karoo Action Group asked President Jacob Zuma to impose a moratorium, pending studies into water impacts, alternative land uses, and a decision on […]

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Adopt a New Paradigm this Earth Day (April 22nd)

A recent study found that Americans spend less than one hour a week outside and asserts that this is leading to all kinds of ailments, including increased levels of stress and illness, obesity, fatigue, and even ADHD. This is one reason why we are being encouraged to adopt a new paradigm this Earth Day April […]

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What is Sustainability?

The concept of sustainability has been sustaining the earth for as long as it’s been around – that’s why this planet is still here. Yet there seems to be some disagreement among twenty-first century humans about the meaning of sustainability. Some people claim that sustainability is a collection of costly boutique solutions only affordable to […]

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