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Water Conservation in the Yard

Saving Water in the Yard Often you don’t appreciate something until it’s gone! That can really be true with water. Taken for granted when it is plentiful, its importance is truly appreciated in the garden once it becomes scarce.

If you find yourself in a drought, there are some things you can do to help conserve water and make the best use of what you have available.… Read More

Water Pollution

This year, my school has had the theme of water. We have studied the water cycle, learned about water resources and most recently, read about water pollution. I used to picture water pollution as a pretty simple phenomenon.

I thought most of it was industrial pollution dumped into the waterways where it would kill fish, aquatic plants and hurt the ecosystem.… Read More

Amazon Rainforest

The demise of the Amazon rain forest is just a breath away At 2.6 million square miles, the South America’s Amazon rain forest is a little less than the size of the United States. It is fringed by Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, but 70% is within Brazil.… Read More

Rainwater Collection System

Something that is not really new, but may be new to you, is to collect rainwater for later use. People have been capturing and using rainwater for a long time, but today you can find systems that are more complex and useful than ever before.

Most people use barrels to gather rainwater, but you can buy all types of neat systems now that can save more water and also make things much easier once it has been set up.… Read More

Organic Lawn Garden Supplies

What is Meant by Ethical Lawn and Garden Supplies? If you want to feel good about what you eat and about what you are walking on, organic lawn and garden products should be things that you can feel good about. At times they don’t work quite as well and may cost a little more, but you won’t think twice about putting your child down to crawl through the grass when you know it is chemical free.… Read More