Water, Water, Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink... It has not any color, smell, taste or calories, but water is a vital element for all life forms


Water, Water, Everywhere,

But Not a Drop to Drink...

It has not any color, smell, taste or calories, but water is a vital element for all life forms. No human, animal or plant can live without it. From elephants to bacteria, water is essential and nothing can replace it. A human must consume 2.5 liters of water from food and beverage to remain healthy. No water means no life.

Water affects every aspect of our lives, yet nearly one billion people around the world don't have clean drinking water, and 2.6 billion still lack basic sanitation. In fact, by 2050, a third of the people on Earth may lack a clean, secure source of water.

Without water, no livestock can be grown and land cannot be cultivated. There's no food without water. Fortunately, there's a lot of water on Earth: seen from space, our blue planet could be called Water, not Earth. If water covered neatly the Earth's surface, the whole planet would be covered by a global ocean 2.5 km (1.5 mi) deep. All the land surface would fit into the Pacific Ocean.


Today's Blog

Dams stir water arguments

Already the topic of dam construction is stirring strong emotions at the Third World Water Forum in Kyoto, Japan. Salto Caxias generates 6% of the nation's electricity.
The debate, as ever, is centred on the seemingly polarized conflict between the needs for a clean source of energy and the massive social and environmental damage that dams can cause. But the short history of the Salto Caxias dam in Brazil suggests that this need not always be the case. Although construction work on the dam in the state of Parana was finished three years ago, only now has the entire project come online. It now generates 6% of all electricity used in the country...full article
We have to consider and develop alternative clean sources of energy otherwise our environment will be depleted. Don't you agree???

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Water Facts

New York City Tap water is non-kosher. The problem: tiny harmless creatures called copepods. The nearly microscopic organisms are crustaceans and therefore not considered kosher.
The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.
Two hundred scientists in 50 countries have identified water shortage as one of the two most worrying problems for the new millennium (the other was climate change).
Nearly one billion people lack access to safe water and 2.5 billion do not have improved sanitation. The health and economic impacts are staggering.
Investment in safe drinking water and sanitation contributes to economic growth. For each $1 invested, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates returns of $3 – $34, depending on the region and technology.
Water problems are more related to mismanagement than scarcity.

How much water is embedded in everyday life?

You might be surprised how much water is needed to bring a hamburger to your plate...
The hidden water we use

Company Spotlight

Helping our denim community reconnect with their favorite jeans is the reason why we started the company. With the best repair and service, all done with unconditional love, we not only fix jeans, we rebuild relationships...go to the Denim Therapy website

Q & A: Francine Rabinovich Founder of Denim Therapy

What motivated you to start Denim Therapy?
A favorite pair of jeans that I loved.

Is Denim Therapy a patch?
Denim Therapy is not a patch – it is better than a patch. Our unique repair technique is a genuine reconstruction of the original denim material. It is new cotton thread and stitch applied to the damaged area.

Does Denim Therapy only repair holes?
We’re denim experts so we fix and do all sorts of denim stuff – holes and tears, new and adjusted hems, replacement zippers, pocket repair, belt loop stitching… Let us know if your therapy needs aren’t covered here: info@denimtherapy.com.

Where can I sign up for Denim Therapy? And then what happens?
You sign up for Denim Therapy on the Repair Now page, then send us your jeans in the mail. Please make sure you use a trackable method. We’ll let you know the estimate and once approved, we’ll complete the repair and send your jeans back to your door.

Can I drop off my jeans for repair?
Yes, we have a drop-box. If you will be in the NY area, you can drop off your jeans Monday-Friday from 10am to 6pm EST in a closed package at 394 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013. We are in shared office space, so you will be able to gain access to our drop-box during business hours. Note: we have to be in the Garment District often, so there is no guarantee that someone from Denim Therapy will be there when you drop-off.

How do you determine pricing?
Each pair is individually assessed but we charge $7/inch that needs to be repaired (on average).

Why do you think it is important for people to choose eco-friendly business?
We have to take care of what we have.

What is on the horizon for your company? Will you be expanding into other cities and other clothing areas?
We are a web based business and ideally would like to continue spreading the word about our services both national and internationally .

Denim Therapy Magazine Highlights

InStyle"While distressed denim is all the rage right now, there can reach a point of no return when it comes to rips and holes in your favorite jeans. Enter Denim Therapy, a repair service that promises to salvage even the holiest of jeans, and at a cost that is significantly less than investing in a new pair."

Pregnancy Fashion "Are you longing for a pair of designer maternity jeans, but are flinching at the high price tag — especially for jeans you can only wear for a short period of time? Denim Therapy has the perfect solution for hip moms-to-be who have an eye on their wallets!"

Glamour "Still Love Those Jeans You Can't Fit Into? Here's What To Do..."


proSeed's picks: environmental news

Ice in the Arctic is melting very fast - Sea ice in the Arctic is again in rapid retreat this summer, putting the region on pace to match the record lows seen in 2007, the head of Russia’s environmental agency said Tuesday...read on @Bloomberg

Mass Water Shipment - A Texas company has announced that it is moving forward with a plan to ship 2.9 billion to 9 billion gallons of water a year from the small Alaskan town of Sitka to the west coast of India...read on @e360 digest

Water investment a ‘no-brainer’ - Investors are just scratching the surface of potential opportunities in the water sector, according to an asset manager that has launched a fund in the sector...read on @Environmental Finance

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