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Eared and True Seals: Everything about Seals of Our Planet

We've already spoke about distinguishing grey seal from ringed seal, as many people still confuse them. Small part of animals with flippers which inhabit seas, lakes and oceans of our planet is presented in the Baltic region. We'll tell you why there is no name "pinniped", how to distinguish eared sseals from true ones and how many seals inhabit Russia.

Harmless fashion: Toxic waste is out of fashion

It may seem that fashion industry is the most beautiful human job: super models, season trends, georgeous photos, luxurious fashion shows. But the inside of fashion is ecosystems destruction, slave labor of hundreds of thousands of people, an incredible waste of resources - including water. And all this is needed for your cloth that will serve you one or two years and then get to garbage heap of history. Fortunately, it all will stay in the past: mass market fashion of the 21st century becomes "green". Two dozens of large companies - from mass market to expensive pret-a-porter - have pledged to stop using toxic substances in textile manufacturing by 2020. We'll tell you what you don't need to be afraid of in clothing.

Eat Me: Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree

Our editorial holds a pretty certain position when it comes to season decorations, especially to Christmas trees. Both plastic and natural trees are pure evil for the environment. There are plenty of other eco-friendly options, which we are glad to present to you each year. This tree is deliciously disposable – either after the holidays or within them. And yes, it is edible!

Drink And Go: Top 10 Countries With The Cleanest Water

The situation with drinking water tends to worsen from year to year all around the globe. According to the latest research each 2 people out of 10 lack clean and safe drinking water. Even more people don't have an access to safe water for their hygienic needs. But there are no such people in top ten countries that were ranked the highest for their water facilities

Water Conservation: How Does Mother Nature Do It

Why do cats sleep during the day and get rowdy by night? The answer is simple: to save water. Birds fluff feathers for cooling, while we lose liquid through sweating. This is Mother Nature's way to make even the most lifeless desert always be swarmed with animals. Da-Voda tells you about the most amazing ways of water conservation both in wild and domestic animals

The Winter Has Come: The Most Dangerous Forms of Water

When water changes from the liquid state to a solid one, it can not be the source of life. It becomes quite the opposite, or at least could cause severe injuries. As a meteorologist would determine it, this happens when the average temperature drops below zero degrees Celsius. Or, to be even more precise, right now, in the winter here, in moderate latitudes. It's not that we want to scare you, so take this article as a warning and be careful

Apocalypse Is Almost Now: How Water Might Kill Us All

No one cares about the weather as a conversation starter for the next fortnight: the upcoming Armageddon forecasted by the Mayans is in our hearts and souls. There are dozens of places from where the Horsemen of Apocalypse will approach. We studied five possible scenarios of water doomsday. We do guarantee that they are not to happen on December 21st, but the possibility remains ever after.

Urban Vertical Farming: Growing Veggies in the Snow

Cultivation of vegetables in urban environment has become a real trend in farming – especially in overpopulated Europe, where farming lands are scarce. Efficiency of city farms is proven by both Russian and German agricultural engineers. Urban farming helps to save up on water, fertilizers and electricity. We are sharing the stories of experimenters from Berlin, Germany, and St. Petersburg, Russia.

WWII Aftermath: How To Dismantle An Old Bomb

World War II still echoes in our seas and oceans, creating worries to both feshermen and ecologists. Water bodies from Chukchi to North Sea are stuffed with underwater mines, aerial bombs and barrels of toxic substances

World's Most Polluted Cities

You can't really drink tap water here. Actually, it's not even safe to wash your hands or rinse the fruit with it. The reason is concealed in truly swinish attitude towards water sources – such as discharge of untreated waste to the water bodies. Most cities rated the filthiest are situated in Africa. However, there were several spots for NIS cities as well: Moscow of Russia, Almaty of Kazakhstan and Baku of Azerbaijan

The Most Hazardous Types of Water Pollution

We inhabit only one quarter of Earth surface, but the whole planet suffers from our activities

Water Changes the World

Less than one per cent of all water in the world is suitable for drinking. How can seven billion of people ever share it equally?

Ice Caps Melt, And We Freeze

EcoFashion: Who Loves the Earth

Best ideas of sustainable design and fashion

Blue-Green Algae: Challenge Accepted

The less phosphorus the city dumps in the Baltic, the less food there is for the blue-green algae. How can we contribute?

Intellectual Home

Hi-tech way of water conservation at home
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