Oh Water How we Need You

Seeking Water on Mars and the Moon?

Mars – image pitiably.com

Yes we live on a water planet but, water water where can we drink you.

Sea – image pitiably.com
‘Water, water everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink. Lines from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rime_of_the_Ancient_Mariner

Here is a discovery worth looking at:http://Liquid metal discovery to make toxic water safe and drinkable

When we think Africa we think mostly dry

Africa – image pitiably.com

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-17775211

Spring – image pitiably.com

Yet there is vast amounts of underground water and much can be recharged by precipitation in highlands.

https://en.unesco.org/news/strategic-groundwater-reserves-found-northern-kenya-0

Here is a short YouTube video: https://youtu.be/4_yp58ewEXk

The Man that Made a Difference

My example – image pitiably.com

Some of us struggle to find a way to make a big difference in this world: hopefully for good.

A man planted a tree a day on a desert Island and the result was amazing: from desert island located in the Brahmaputra River to lush forested island sustaining all kinds of wild life. Bravo.  I learned of this man from a news letter I receive from “My Modern Met”:  Jadav Payeng   See the article at in its entirety  here: https://mymodernmet.com/jadav-payeng-majuli-island/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_term=2018-08-17

Tree Song sung by Evie Karlsson (with Lyrics)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgDS8MZ1tvs

Tree – image pitiably.com

Urban and Suburban Horticulture

More Arid – image pitiably.com

Farming on all arable land may be in our future

Diminished – image pitiably.com

As arid lands increase and arable lands are developed humans may discover the waste water of today can be used for numerous gardens. Agriculture and horticulture in cities , towns and suburbs may be needed to feed us. Not a new idea but perhaps a time to restate its potential and importance.

SONG: Old Farms are Gone by James Halifko

Suburban Greenhouse – image pitiably.com

Link: http://cityfarmer.info/

Link (Michigan Urban Farming): http://www.miufi.org/

City Farmers Offerings – image pitiably.com

Safe High Energy Battery

Store Clean Energy – image pitiably.com
Thanks to Tufts University and engineer Mike Zimmerman
Electric Car – image pitiably.com

. . . the world may have a highly efficient rechargeable lithium battery that is very safe, no more: exploding toys, burning cell phones or fires on board air craft.  What is of even greater importance? Electric cars and large drones too.

 

More Efficent – image pitiably.com
The NOVA program segment can be found at this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9-cNNYb1Ik

The NOVA complete program here:
Safe battery to transport – image pitiably.com

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8h3r1FfyPQ&t=46s

 

 

SONG LINK: Natalie – Energy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxCSJopJ9lY

Super Efficient LED

. . . research leader Sedat Nizamoglu*, Koç University, Turkey, said,

Istanbul – image pixabay.com
White LED Light – image pixabay.com

“Replacing conventional lighting sources with LEDs with an efficiency of 200 lumens per watt would decrease the global electricity consumed for lighting by more than half. That reduction is equal to the electricity created by 230 typical 500-megawatt coal plants and would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 200 million tons.”

 

* https://eng.ku.edu.tr/ekibimiz/personel-detay/?user=snizamoglu


In an article from Science Daily: Link https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180712114522.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29


Citation: The Optical Society. “Quantum dot white LEDs achieve record efficiency: Novel approach to white LEDs could lead to more energy-efficient lighting.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 July 2018.

Planet of Beauty . . .

. . . Planet of Life.

The only planet we can live on and call home. Please do not ruin it for our children and our children’s children.

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole ➖ ‘Over The Rainbow’ & ‘What A Wonderful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z26BvHOD_sg

STOP! THINK, RESPECT, CARE . . .

Taken Back – image pixabay.com

It is not too late to change our course and clean up Earth and keep it that way.

Taken Back – image pixabay.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBKIqNf-JGs

When Earth Takes Back

Earth has lent us metal.

Abandoned – image pixabay.com

She will take it back whether we try to stop her or not. Even when we recycle some is lost. It may take many years for ore to reform.

Seas and Lakes have taken much back.

Old Ship – image pixabay.com

Ships of all sorts including ships from the navies of the world have met a watery grave. Eventually the chemistry of the seas will absorb the metal that these were made of.

Falling – image pixabay.com

Large or Small amounts will be returned.

Old Car – image pixabay.com

JOAN BAEZ ~ What Have They Done To The Rain ~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhbjrPrBGe4