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Beyond Boundaries · Essays and tidbits from Nancy Bo Flood

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How much water do you use daily?

September 24, 2015

Most people in the United States use about 100 gallons of water each day. People who do not have “running water” use less than five gallons of water a day.…

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Counting your blessings, drop by drop

September 22, 2015

What if you turned on the faucet—and nothing came out? Flush the toilet. No water there either. Hmmm. . . Try all the faucets in the house and school. Nothing!…

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Apache girl balances water basket on head

Taking the too-long walk for water

September 17, 2015

Add up all the miles women and children in South Africa walk. For water. Every day. Sixteen trips to the moon and back, Every day, For water. from page 41,…

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Watersheds: the neighborhoods built around moisture

September 15, 2015

Rain falls, washes into streams or soaks into the earth, and joins with water from many places to support an environmental community, a watershed. A watershed includes all the plants,…

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Blood in our veins, water in our world: life’s two connectors

September 10, 2015

Imagining our bodies as a biological watershed helps us understand the importance of each part of an environmental watershed. Water, not blood, is the main “connector.” (from page 32, Water…

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Nature’s trickle-down remedy to water pollution

September 8, 2015

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…

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Every water journey begins with one step

September 3, 2015

How are glaciers made? I tell how in my poem that begins: Capture one Snowflake. —from Chapter Five (page 27),  Water Runs Through This Book, by Nancy Bo Flood

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Old Faithful

Is there anything ever-changing water can’t do?

September 1, 2015

  Water is ever-changing as it runs through, disappears, collects, and evaporates. Water freezes into glaciers, falls as a snowflake, drips from an icicle. Water stirs a spring seedling into…

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