Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Conservation, More Than Just a Catch Word
Conservation – the careful use of natural resources to prevent them from being lost or wasted.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â -Merriam-Webster
Conservation is a word we read or hear about nearly everyday.Â On the west coast of America, the word routinely appears in headlines where the land is scorched from the high heat and lack of rain that has persisted for years in that drought stricken area of the country.Â The people there have little choice but to conserve water, if not voluntarily, then under penalty of law.Â A $500 fine for watering the lawn should be enough to convince you itâ€™s a serious situation.
From the algae blooms in Ohio, to the poisoned water …
Â Â Â Â Water Conservation Becoming Ever More Necessary
Â Â Â Ironically, though water covers two thirds of our planet, clean drinking water and in some places, water itself, is becoming scarcer by the minute.Â City municipalities are struggling to keep up with demand from an ever-growing population.Â
Cities and states around the country are imploring people to reduce their water usage through increased conservation measures. Â
West Coast Water Woes
Â Â Â California is in the throws of a three-year drought (the worst in decades), that has potentially dire consequences for many areas of the state.Â
Despite California Governor Jerry Brownâ€™s plea for a voluntary statewide reduction in water usage by 20%,Â reports show only a 5% reduction for the past year. Â …
Wet and Wild Facts About Water!
Â Â Water is the sustainer of life.Â Every living plant and creature on planet Earth depends on water for their existence. Â
From the sixteen thousand pound African elephant, to the three-gram, Ruby Throated hummingbird, and all animals in between, none can live without water.
Each year the average person (if there is such a thing) drinks up to fifty-eight gallons of water.
I thought it might be interesting and a little fun to lay out some fascinating facts for you about water, its consumption, and mystery. Â
Earthly Water Facts by the Numbers Â
- Over seventy percent of our planet is covered in water (70.9%)
- The typical cumulus cloud weighs around 1.1 million pounds