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Create a Natural Swimming Pool

By creating a natural swimming pool, also known as a natural swimming pond, you are helping the environment in several ways: you’re saving energy and water, lessening chlorine pollution, and starting a micro-environment that helps shift the general environment toward a healthy direction. How to build a natural pool A natural pool is much like […]

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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint One Month at a Time

With all the Earth Day reminders on reducing your carbon footprint you might feel a bit overwhelmed as to how to make a 360-degree turn in a matter of days. Many of you have worked diligently to make sustainable changes in your surrounding environment. Then again, there are your family and friends who have no […]

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Flushing out water savings

Easy ways to conserve and save money Reducing the amount of water you use in your home can be accomplished easily and inexpensively without significantly changing your lifestyle. A good place to start is by testing for leaks, since they account for large amounts of water waste and often go undetected for long periods of […]

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Don’t Let your Swimming Pool Backwash Water Damage the Environment

Used since the early 1900s, chlorine is one of the most widely produced industrial chemicals. About 10 million metric tons are manufactured in the US each year – $72 billion worth. Annually, approximately 5%, or 1.2 billion pounds of the chlorine manufactured is used for wastewater treatment and drinking water “purification.” The lethal liquid or […]

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Competing for Limpopo Water

Climate change will bring higher temperatures to Southern Africa while changing rainfall patterns will affect the amount of water available for food production. “Irrigation is often listed as an adaptation strategy for farmers, but no one has really looked at the impact of climate change on irrigation,” said Claudia Ringler, a Senior Research Fellow at […]

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