On March 22, the main hero of the Da-Voda website celebrates his birthday. On this occasion we have decided to conduct a "hotline" and asked friends of the Nevsky Crayfish to ask him questions in social networks - about the biomonitoring service, about the water supply and sewerage of St. Petersburg, about saving water and protecting rare species of pinnipeds. We publish the answers here.
For millions of people on the planet "desert" is a terrible word, a synonym for hunger, thirst and death. Huge areas lacking water, and hence life, just keep growing and growing, and until recent times nothing could be done about it. Our current Water-gallery presents projects that have challenged the drought, as well as people that turn dead lands into blooming oases in the most unusual ways.
Water is the substance that gives life. Even if it is coming from the earth like a scalding fountain. Even in ancient times, people found the use of geothermal sources. And to the XXI century the scope of their application has grown from baths to power plants that produce environmentally friendly energy. The most amazing objects will be discussed in today's Water-gallery.
Many of us from childhood were accustomed to think of a bucket under the sink as universal container, where you can throw anything you want. But not every device or tube can be disposed with other household waste. Read our tips and learn what to do with harmful waste to leave future generations clean air and water.
Aquarium fish is one of the most popular pets which can be easily explained: they are beautiful, and, at a first glance, unpretentious. Indeed, they do not need to walk, they don't chew the shoes and not tear off the wallpaper. But every aquarist needs to understand that in his hands there's an ecosystem in miniature, which need to be taken care of. How to do it right? Read our tips and find out!
Are there any deserted Islands in the middle of Europe? Is it possible to create an island of dust, and how the island inside out looks like? Artificial Islands, man-made pieces of land, often appear in extremely harsh conditions. The most beautiful and unusual of them, real and projected, are today in our Water-gallery.
Very soon the beloved by millions holiday will make a knock on the door, and with it, the pre-Christmas hassle will break our life. The best part is the Christmas tree decoration. But what is better and safer: bright and durable balls from the usual plastic or traditional glass? And maybe the most environmentally friendly way is to make the toy yourself? Read and learn!
New Year and delicious food are inseparable and each time before the holiday the usual type of shopping starts. We strive to buy the best of everything, and more. But despite all the fuss, in preparation for the feast it is quite possible to follow the rules of eco-friendly food – not to harm neither the planet nor ourselves.
The water element is creative, and it concerned artists for a long time. Some modern artists are trying not only to convey the beauty of each drop, but to teach us how to protect the oceans, rivers, lakes. When the paints and canvas are insufficient, the most unusual means of expression are in the course. Presenting the TOP-5 projects, which we were surprised and pleased.
Hard to believe, but a huge number of people on the planet, have never seen the snow. And for us, no blizzards, drifting snow and a mild winter is not winter at all. The snow never ceases to surprise us, inspires records and sets challenging tasks, and this is what our next Water-gallery is about.
Each of us can make our world cleaner and better for everybody. You can start with the shores of the nearest body of water. But if you want something more – go volunteering at one of the sanctuaries or national parks. «Places for heroism» exist in Russia and abroad, the main thing is to look right. Our advices will help you!
The old saying «What is saved is earned» applies in full measure to the consumption of water. More and more Russians are making the choice in favor of reasonable economy, setting in their homes metering devices. What counter to choose if you do not already have? How to protect yourself from fraud and to abandon the idea of illegal «saving money»? What is verification and what to do if its time is approaching? Let's try to understand together.
High-tech and mobile gadgets have firmly and permanently settled in our lives. But high technology is not given to us just to thumb through tapes of social networks. Because today everyone can make his gadget more eco-friendly! Read our rating of mobile applications and learn that life in the style of «eco» can be carried out staying in touch and on the web.
Life in the city cannot be called environmentally friendly. In very advanced cases, the content of harmful substances in the apartment may be 2-4 times higher compared to the polluted city air! This is worth remembering, making home repairs or deciding to fill your place with new furniture. Read and learn what materials will really create your house cozy and which are real time bombs.
Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and water is an integral part of its harmonious appearance. Views of the Northern capital are often called «postcard views». However, the postcards that were produced in Russia, represented not only the main Petersburg. We suggest you to make small but fascinating walk into the past and see what the rivers, bridges, beaches and other water bodies were.
The fact that water is a surprising and valuable substance is no doubt. The greater becomes the temptation to believe another tale, for example, that water reacts to certain words or stores information like a computer. Some, after hearing about these miracles on television, not only believe in them, but are trying to educate the others. What about this science? Let's try to understand.
Aabid Surti is an Indian writer and artist, author of numerous novels, plays, poems, paintings, collages, comics. But he is also known as the head of the Drop Dead Foundation. 81-year-old Mr. Surti does everything to make people treat water carefully. He told us about how, why and what he has been personally getting around several apartments in the suburbs of Mumbai for 9 years every Sunday, with a plumber, and repairing leaking taps for free.
What do you think, is it possible to get a rainbow at home? Is it possible to grow real crystals in a regular glass? Can you build the desalination plant from scrap materials? The answer is yes, and it's not alchemy and not magic. You can do all this and much more at home with the children. Plain water and a set of elementary gadgets will help us.