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Why Do We Need Healthy Rivers?


Health & Wellness  (tags: Sustainabililty, water, society, protection, ecosystems, eco-friendly, conservation, health, healthy, safety, science, treatment, warning, protection, environment, ethics, government )

JL
- 489 days ago - americanrivers.org
More than 60 percent of Americans' drinking water comes from rivers and streams. A healthy river and surrounding forests can act as a natural water filter, reducing the need to treat the water with chemicals or expensive filtration systems.



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Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Friday August 16, 2013, 12:29 pm
This is a rather basic question....for those who need answers, are the problem.
 

JL A. (276)
Friday August 16, 2013, 12:58 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Allan because you have done so within the last day.
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday August 16, 2013, 4:07 pm

Why do we need healthy rivers? Life needs water. End of story. Life does not require filthy, polluted water but clean, fresh water.

Thank J L
 

JL A. (276)
Friday August 16, 2013, 4:10 pm
That is indeed the bottom line Kit. You are welcome. You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last day.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:08 pm
Water is Life. Noted and thank you.
 

Terry V. (30)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:13 pm
The human body is 50 - 75% water. Our planet is 70% water. hmmmmmmmmmmmm.........
 

JL A. (276)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:22 pm
You are welcome GGma. Excellent reminders on data Terry. You cannot currently send a star to GGma Sheila or Terry because you have done so within the last day.
 

Patricia H. (454)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:11 pm
noted
 

Katie D. (111)
Friday August 16, 2013, 10:08 pm
We all need Water, animals, plants, everything! This does Matter!!
Thank You
 

Mark Botermuc (27)
Friday August 16, 2013, 11:32 pm
Thank you ...
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:32 am
Important.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:55 am
Basic
 

gillian brown b. (77)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:53 am
Silly question.lol.
 

Ben Oscarsito (350)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 7:19 am
Why do we need healthy rivers? -Take a wild guess!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:42 am
It's common sense and yes Virginia/Victor all things are connected.
 

Mari 's (1364)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:44 am
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife, are in fact plans to protect man. -Stewart Udall
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:42 pm
You are welcome Marc, Bill and Katie.
Not long ago I had a conversation with someone who didn't see why their household should be concerned with conserving water or reducing use because it came from their well--understood when I reminded them about shared water table.
 

Peggy A. (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:42 pm
thanks
 

Birgit W. (152)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:47 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:41 pm
You are welcome Peggy and Birgit.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 3:26 am
Thank you.
 

Fi T. (16)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:24 am
Water is essential to life: nobody can live without it
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:08 am
You are welcome Shanti.
You cannot currently send a star to Fi because you have done so within the last day.
 

Tanya W. (54)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:22 am
Nature does it best!!! Rivers & streams support such an array of ecosystems & life in every form from single cell organisms to humans & animals at the too of the food chain - its commonsense really!!!
 

Tanya W. (54)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:24 am
"Top of the food chain"
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Monday August 19, 2013, 9:01 pm
Water brings the precious drops of life, without healthy rivers and water supplies, we are lost.
 
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