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All Blog Posts Tagged 'water' (6)

Rose Water

Rose

"In times when even fruits and vegetables are not spared of adulteration it is difficult to trust the authenticity of rose water that is fiercely marketed by umpteen cosmetic brands"…



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Added by Michael Levin on January 17, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Banana Peels Can Clean Water

According to Wired, many studies have shown that banana peels can repeatedly filter water (up to 11 washes) "by absorbing toxins, especially heavy metals in industrial waste like lead, copper, cadmium, and chromium." (Photo from Wikipedia)

Info from Wired magazine, "Three Smart Things About Banana Peels", page 50,…

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Added by Michael Levin on November 30, 2011 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Mind, Body and Spirit...especially Yoga!



That's Ibrahim doing water yoga. Those of you who follow the Zoobird reading lists will notice four new links: the first one is about the series of moves called the Sun Salutation, which Sh'mal just taught me this week and I love already. There's also a link to a video…

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Added by Michael Levin on December 3, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Save Some Water For The Fishies...Literally

It is an idea that I must have given this Chineese designer Yan Lu in my sleep. Everytime my kids use the faucet for washing or brushing teeth my wife and I always tell them to "save some for the fishies!". We feel (we hope) it instills a sense of connection to the little creatures of the world that we have to look out for and that they naturally have an empathy for.

Now Yan Lu has taken that idea literally and has placed a goldfish...…

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Added by michael amish on September 22, 2010 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Toxic Waters

NYTimes :: QUOTATION OF THE DAY



"How can we get digital cable and Internet in our homes, but not clean water?"

JENNIFER HALL-MASSEY, on the detection of chemicals like arsenic and lead in the water of her community near Charleston, W.Va.



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Added by Michael Levin on September 13, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

H2Oh No! World Act of 2009 (S.624)



Ina Calvano sent me this video and request from Houston, TX:



"I just watched a video from charity: water, in which Matt Damon shows us the terrible plight of the hundreds of millions of people who live without access to clean water and sanitation. Read the rest here, in the All About Water… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on August 13, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

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