Nature’s trickle-down remedy to water pollution

September 8, 2015

Misty rain forest

In a rain forest biome near Tucson, the water is caught and purified naturally.
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Water that falls on forests, parks, or live vegetation, soaks slowly into the earth.

It often takes years before this water becomes part of the surface water again. During those years of trickling through layers of vegetation and earth, water is being “scrubbed clean.”

Nancy Bo Flood

As a fish-brain surgeon or a rodeo poem wrangler, I have loved stories. I strongly believe that words – in poetry or prose – help heal our hearts and give us new eyes to see the world. I was first a research psychologist studying brain development at the University of Minnesota and London University before following my passion – writing for children. Learn more...