Incredible Ice Castles Grown by a Minnesota Man Using Geothermal Heating Systemthis year the giant ice castle is a tall, long wall measuring 65 feet at its height and 85 feet long with multiple tiers of ice layers. This year’s project began in November when Hanson set the poles and started growing the initial layers the first week of December. Now that it’s February, the ice castle will start to melt and eventually disintegrate around the end of April.
“And this March — from International Women’s Day on the 8th to World Water Day on the 22nd — is a great time to recognize and celebrate the positive impact women can make for water. Through my work as a Conservancy freshwater scientist, I’ve learned that water isn’t just a world crisis, it’s a women’s crisis. In many societies, women and girls spend much of each day collecting and preparing water for cooking, cleaning, drinking and maintaining sanitation. ….. “Everyone has a role to play, but making a difference for water involves bringing people together and tackling complex issues — two things women are particularly good at,” says Silk. “Women can be a force for steering sustainable use and conservation in households, classrooms, farms, governments and businesses around the world.” –Kate Frazer is a senior writer for The Nature Conservancy based in Boston, MA. Read the whole article at http://www.nature.org/initiatives/freshwater/features/art33145.html
“Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water!” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Moe Says- “Woman, Water, how great is that. What a great way to teach water awareness.” http://bit.ly/gLSJ2R
Stay tuned — Tomorrow will Zoie will be making an appearance.
“ We know the worth of water when the well is dry.” -Ben Franklin
Since it is Water Week – It is Moes turn to shine – or in this case shimmer in the water!
He has water-breathing gills and can travel in the seas for as long as needed. He and his family can adapt to sea or land as needed. Moe’s job as Minister of Clean Water is a natural fit for him. While swimming he preforms water tests as well as notes underwater spots of beauty. Part of his job also includes marking problem areas. Unfortunately these areas are more common than he would like. Botaniumus citizens are used to clean azure water and areas that are not pristine make them all very sad.
Moe will be chatting about water, water conservation and any other water issues he feels like this week!
Even though it is not Fun Fact Friday – here are two cool tidbits of water info. – “More than 99% of our living planet is ocean.” Edith Widder #TED – The largest height variation between the highest mountain and the deepest point in the bottom of the ocean is about 12 miles.