Dealing with our own sewage: A Jordan River perspective

While all Israel were crossing over on dry ground, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, until the entire nation finished crossing over the Jordan. (Joshua 3:15-17)

lent2The cholera crisis in Zimbabwe is a chilling illustration of the crucial link between water, sanitation, health and political responsibility.  By the middle of February 2009, the WHO noted that over 70,000 people were infected and 3,524 had died.
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Vatican: ‘washing machine has liberated women’

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The washing machine has had a greater liberating role for women than the contraceptive pill, according to a L’Osservatore Romano commentary on International Women’s Day on Sunday.

“The washing machine and the emancipation of women: put in the powder, close the lid and relax,” said the headline.
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The Great Disruption

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In this recent photo composite image from NASA made over a span of several months and from different angles, the earth can be seen from space, 1007. Using a collection of satellited-based observations, scientists stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless mosaic of every square mile of the planet. (NASA)
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