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Cotton: The Fabric of Our Lives...Unfortunately...

Cotton Facts:

  • Cotton is the biggest non-food agricultural crop in the world.
  • It uses 11% of the entire world’s pesticides.
  • In developing nations specifically, 50% of pesticides go towards cotton.
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Individual vs. Legislative Approaches to Use of Water - Part 2

(Continued from part 1)

After consulting a variety of documents I read through DEFRA‘s (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) report from March 2016… 628 more words

Water Cost

New state program aims to highlight Utahns' good, bad water conservation practices

SALT LAKE COUNTY – State leaders are getting creative when it comes to water conservation. The Utah Division of Water Resources has rolled out a new program called, “Hall of Fame or Shame.” 331 more words

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Nevada legislature takes serious look at tearing down Lake Powell's Glen Canyon Dam

CARSON CITY, Nev. — For boaters and tourist businesses in southeastern Utah, draining Lake Powell would be a disaster. But for environmentalists and those who rely on water from Lake Mead, it might be a dream. 240 more words

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Fascinating Fact for a Friday

Did you know…?

For every 5 minutes that you take in a shower, you use 10 gallons of hot water. Not only that, but water takes a lot of electricity to heat, and your hot-water heater can use up to  15 more words

Straight to the facts...

Greenpeace say the fashion industry has a massive effect on the planet in all steps of the production cycle; from growing cotton, producing fabrics and making the clothes. 54 more words

Septic tank

So one of the joys of living in the countryside is that whilst we are connected to mains water we are not connected to mains sewage. 352 more words

Life In The Countryside