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dmwawaza Fight against #deforestation #poaching #airpollution #waterpollution we need to leave behind a habitable planet for generations to come #Conservation #ConserveOurPlanet# Nature Cc @therealmugi 15h

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1_nilima This is what happens when my dad, his brother (my uncle) and my bro go fishing. #lmfao #puff #fish #fishing #lime #boys #too #much #fun #nosmoking #unhealthy #fish #is #this #airpollution #or #waterpollution #lmao #dad #hand 1d

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egg.jantran.soup So because of the boiled water advisor shit, the whole food court is closed.
#winnipeg #polopark #ecoli #waterpollution #ecch
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garden8opus My #flatlorax approves of water treatment plants that filter water to our streams don't get contaminated. #waterpollution in even small streams can mean buildup in larger bodies of water to which they are tributaries. Water treatment facilities help reduce this problem. 2d

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egg.jantran.soup We went on a hunt for clean water.
#winnipeg #bottledwater >~> #waterpollution
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  •   jesus5058 Glad you guys found some c: 3d

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egg.jantran.soup Ugh. Keep safe, people who might be affected by this.
My biggest fear is this being the reality of me and my brother and any future kids I have. Scary stuff.
#ecoli #winnipeg #waterpollution #saveourwater
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  •   an_emo_in_denial I kind of doubt you'll end up having any kids before this gets resolved. 3d
  •   egg.jantran.soup It's an issue of water pollution. These issues keep getting worse every year. What I meant was that in the future it could be possible that this sort of thing is the norm and clean water will be something rare. @an_emo_in_denial 3d
  •   an_emo_in_denial Oh. That is pretty scary. 3d
  •   tayukisketch Stay safe Baylee 3d

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mecolbert5 Here is one of the most recent ways that the Chinese government has gone about treating the waters that are flowing into and polluting the massive lake of 洱海. *and yes the government, all major projects are done from top-down, rather than grassroots, people have very little say in what must be done*. This is the step in the right direction when compared to the water haison*. It is well known that the worlds rainforests are like the lungs of the world, but lesser so that the marshlands are like the world's liver. As water flows through them multiple processes occur that filter out, absorb, and destroy the harmful pollutants. I was lucky enough to have learned a bit if this on my internship last summer to have a basis to go off of as we learned more as we walked through these marshes. The roots of the plants stretch deep into the sediments, that are very spongelike, and allow water to pass through, as it does so solid wastes can be stopped and slowly degraded by the bacterias. At the same time smaller pollutants still can pass through but this is where the ecosystems surroundings the plants' roots come into play. Here millions of microbial bacterias gain their fibers and CO2 from the roots in a symbiotic relationship because at the same time they also love to munch on all the harmful pollutants passing through that would otherwise kill the plants. While this system is the best natural way of filtering water, it still cannot degrade the physical trash/litter created and poorly discarded by us... And more than just the creation of this ecosystem is needed to fully clean our water supplies 5d

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mecolbert5 Time to learn! We spent one of our days in 大理 biking down to 洱海 (ErHai) to learn about the recent projects that have been thought up of in order to help clean the lake as the pollution and ecology of it's makeup have been shifting due to the vast amount of development and tourism in the region. Here 艾老师 (Teacher Ai - IES Kunming program director) discuss the the introduction if the water haison* in attempt to use it's roots ecosystem (more to come) to help filter out the pollutants and clean the lake. The problem was that it outcompeted the other water plants and dominate the lake floating around and covering the lake, shifting the turbidity (amt of sunlight penetrating to the bottom) to be very minimal, killing many species of fish and bringing about major eutrophication problems and algae blooms. Now they must constantly work to remove the species, working to repair the new problems they have created by acting too soon and w/o major long term studies. 洱海 and it's processes of cleaning the water is now becoming the model for other polluted bodies of water throughout China. 5d

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cindysmiles4u 25/365 Boda Bath: With class six white water, Itanda Falls attracts kayakers ready to tempt fate for an almost suicidal drop-in. For the locals, Itanda Falls attracts anyone who has anything that needs washing. Small pools of water gather within the rock crevices just above the raging water... a perfect place for children to play, swim, wash clothes and gather water.
Boda drivers come with dust covered motorcycles to be washed. The rushing waters rumbled as the motorbike was carefully guided down the steep rocky decline. A small boy used bar soap, a rag and a half jerry can to clean the Boda Bodas (motorcycle taxis). With the sun glistening across the Nile River and the cool breezes swaying the lush forests on each island, there was calm.
In these moments I realize that there is something just magical about Uganda. The way that people live harmoniously with their natural environment is beautiful. There are no pipes funneling water to a concrete slab labeled "car wash". Things are simple. The people go to the source instead of building elaborate concrete jungles. It may not be developed (not to mention some questions about water pollution), but.... it has a charm to be appreciated. #uganda #sofreshandsoclean #kametzi #waterfalls #whitewater #class6 #itandafalls #bodaboda #motorcycles #nileriver #onewithnature #waterpollution #picoftheday #happy #365days
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rubyyumyum 妹妹問我: 「姐姐你看!有海鷗!」
「哪裡有?」
「你看那個白色的就是啊!」
我看了許久。「那是個塑料袋啊!寶貝兒! 」 #tianjin#hairiver#pollution#plasticbags#waste#waterpollution#iphoneonly#VSCOcam#instaphoto#environment
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kristaluvslorax100 Today my lorax saw an ad for the BP oil company and was reminded of the time they had a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This spill caused over 200 million gallons of crude oil to be pumped into the Gulf over an 87 day period. This spill was the biggest spill in U.S.A's history. This spill is responsible for over 8,000 animals deaths and oil is still washing up on shore. This spill has caused long-term affects to the people that live on the Gulf coast and has caused lots of water pollution. There is a method used to get the oil out of the water by burning it, but that also has environmental effects that are bad. #flatlorax #hunterapesw #waterpollution 6d

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hurryeyes why is the water blue?! #waterpollution #sadface 7d

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ledouxlorax My Lorax is concerned about the use of salt and sand to melt ice on the road during the winter, and rightfully so! Chloride salts which are used to melt ice off our roads in the winter degrade our waterways and ecosystems from run off from the roads. It was estimated that 490 tons of rock salt was purchased by Maine residents in the 2008-2009 season, which averages to about 750 pounds for each resident. Think about where all of those toxic chemicals go! This run off also can cause long-term effects such as salt-contaminated groundwater wells which effects our drinking water.
#waterpollution #hunterapesM
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tiff_greenerd Picking up more stranded #plastic #litter by #stormdrains! They would NOT end up in any #good hood! Funny a person saw it, after smoking, dispose of the cigarette properly !! #nolitter #plastic #plasticpollution #pickup #garbage #water #waterpollution #pollution #waste #cleanup #nofilter #prevention #loveearth #packaging #ziptie #cigarette #bustingplasticlitter 1w

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mklorax One night at home recently I opened up my family's computer and started scrolling through the articles on npr.org, our home site. I was intrigued after seeing this one and wanted to learn more. After some reading I found out that 50,000 gallons of oil had leaked into the water supply of the town of Glendive, Montana due to a pipeline break. The EPA has sent bottled water to replace the contaminated water for the time being. Samples have found elevated levels of benzene, a cancer-causing substance, from a water treatment plant that serves the Glendive community. This is the second spill from the Yellowstone River since 2011 when 63,000 gallons of oil were spilled by ExxonMobil. My Lorax warns how dangerous it can be transporting oil and other resources and this is supporting evidence of that. #flatlorax #waterpollution #hunterapes #hunterapesm 1w

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