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‘Protected’ patches of land are the only spaces some creatures have left to explore, find food, and make their homes — away from all the angry traffic. But mucky rubbish flows all over the place when people put pollution into streams and rivers.

Plastic, metal, styrofoam and other manufactured materials clog up our waterways. So if you chuck stuff in the street you can expect to have to drink it later on. Ewww!

Our living planet and our earthling family are more precious than anything man-made. Why should companies make money by selling you stuff that destroys your own environment? Don’t buy it! And if you see a special spot in distress, have a think on how you can help. In some cases you can ask the council to clean up junk — but it could take ages, and why should they have all the fun!?

The mud might be squelchy and the rubbish is gross but it can be a great adventure to go out of the way to help out — and maybe meet a shiny eel or mossy tortoise — realizing just how closely we are all connected.

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2 Responses to “Saving Our Animal Friends from Garbage and Goo!”

  1. Bill

    Here’s a comment from here

    http://www.getoutofdebtfree.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=63776&start=10#p242141

    Which reveals how little we know about the underground aquifer(s) at least in Britain.

    During my time in the mining industry we knew back then that water goes around in circles and as we pumped out coal mine water it reappeared many weeks later even though it was cleaned, treated, and even stained with a special non toxic dye, this would trigger measuring equipment underground proving pumped out water was returning.

    At the site of the former American Adventure park in Derbyshire there were several old coal mines and one called Woodside was retained as a pumping shaft and is still there today, this had an alarm go off and upon detecting a stain a water sample was collected and analysed, this found stain introduced into water in northern Scotland. British Coal had a programme of trying to trace water movement underground and the finds were interesting.

    This particular stain was introduced in Northern Scotland into surface water used for drinking, it travelled totally underground at significant depths and bypassed all the Scottish mines, the North and South Yorkshire coal mines, and ended up in a pumping shaft in the Derbyshire area on the Derbys.Notts border. Woodside was used to keep South Nottinghamshire mines dryer so we know water from all of them was moving from them all to the Derbyshire pumping shaft so we can conclude they were all connected.

    In the final days of the Kent coalfield they had alarms go off and the analysis showed that the water was stained in Scotland and it was the exact stain found in the Derbyshire Woodside pumping shaft, so we can conclude that water travels underground from Scotland to kent and nobody knows how, or the route it is taking.

    What we can conclude is simple, there are lots of underground connections at great depths and despite the best efforts of British Coal, British Geological Survey, various universities, numerous environmental organisations, and Government; nobody really knows how they connect and more specifically, the routes this water takes.

    But we all know the power of water, particularly those of us working at such depths which gives massive heads of water.

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