Gooey cactus guts remove arsenic and bacteria from polluted water

March 14, 2016 by  
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Clean water is perhaps the biggest key to keeping us alive, and scientists are forever testing new laboratory methods for transforming non-potable water into a life-sustaining fluid. However, all the elaborate chemistry is sometimes no substitute for the mysteries of nature. Researchers are now learning about a water purification technique used by North American natives in the Southwest and Mexico for perhaps thousands of years: the gooey inner flesh of common cactus plants. Read the rest of Gooey cactus guts remove arsenic and bacteria from polluted water

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DIY: Make your own tiny terrarium garden that’ll stay green all winter long

January 9, 2016 by  
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How to Avoid Fines and Not Get Caught in California’s Drought/Lawn Watering Catch-22

July 30, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of How to Avoid Fines and Not Get Caught in California’s Drought/Lawn Watering Catch-22 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: brown lawn , cactus , california drought , compost toilet , drough tolerant landscaping , epic drought , greywater system , irrigation , low flow fixtures , rain barrel , rainwater harvesting , roofwater catchment , water conservation , water issues , water policy , water recycling , watering restrictions

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Seed-Saving Part 1: Harvesting and Storing Herb, Tomato, and Berry Seeds

July 30, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Seed-Saving Part 1: Harvesting and Storing Herb, Tomato, and Berry Seeds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: berries , fruits , good seeds , heirloom seeds , non-GMO seeds , organic gardening , organic seed saving , organic seeds , planting your own seed , preserving seeds , Produce , saving seed , saving seeds , seed collecting , seed-saving , seed-saving- harvesting seeds , seeds , sustainable gardening , tomatoes , vegetables

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What’s the Carbon Footprint of Your Favorite Food or Activity?

July 30, 2014 by  
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Did you know that the carbon footprint of a diamond necklace is the same as that of drinking 1,333 pints of beer? Or that a mile traveled by a subway train has the same carbon footprint of 3 teapots boiled by gas energy? These fun snippets of information can be discovered on Carbonize , a new web app developed by eCO2 Greetings that lets you compare the carbon footprints of over one hundred popular items. In addition to helping people see the effects of their actions on the planet, eCO2 Greetings also promises that they will plant one tree with American Forests’ Global Re-leaf Campaign for every 100 social shares of a #CarbonizeFACT. + Carbonize The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american forests global re-leaf campaign , carbon footprint , carbon footprint app , carbon footprint comparison , carbonize , carbonizefact , eCO2 greetings , measuring carbon footprint , reader submitted content , tree planting

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Coloni: Exotic Mini-Gardens for Small Spaces

May 12, 2014 by  
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Not everyone has a green thumb, but Swedish gardening house Coloni has found a way to allow anyone to create a beautiful indoor garden of their own. They’ve scoured the globe for some of the prettiest (and hardiest) specimens from Australia , Africa, North and South America for its first collection: four different themed kits that include a planter, seeds, soil, fertilizer, and information about each plant. (There are also instruction booklets on how to care for and water them, don’t worry. Read the rest of Coloni: Exotic Mini-Gardens for Small Spaces Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cacti , cactus , Coloni , coloni cactus , coloni planter , coloni planters , coloni seeds , DIY garden , flower seeds , indoor garden , succulents

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