water for animals

Water is a chemical compound created of oxygen and hydrogen atoms. It can be changed into liquid, vapor or solid states, more commonly known as liquid, steam or ice. Scientists believe that the hydrogen used to make water was formed in the
original Big Bang of the universe ten to twenty billion years ago. When stars were exploded, water was sent into space as a gas.

This gas was attracted by the early earth. Fortunately for the earth, the atmosphere was also strong enough to keep the water. Perhaps some water was also created by volcanic action here on the early earth which sent into the atmosphere hot water
vapor as steam. Whatever the source of water, most scientists feel that the
existing supply on earth is finite and can’t be replenished without greater amounts of energy than science is capable of at present. If we destroy it, we can’t make more.

The resident water on earth has a water cycle. It evaporates from oceans leaving the salt of the seas behind. It forms clouds and that accumulated fresh water then rains. Following that the water runs off the land and back into the seas.

Water covers 71 percent of the earth’s surface. Of this. 96 percent is in the oceans and about two percent is in groundwater. Two more percent is in ice and the rest is in the atmosphere. Only 2.5 percent of this water is fresh and almost 99 percent of that is in ice or underground, not easily available to animals. Less that .3 percent is in rivers and lakes and the atmosphere. A tiny bit more is carried in plants and animal bodies. Here’s another interesting fact. About 70 percent of the small portion of the water on earth that is drinkable by animals is used in human agriculture including animals raised by humans to be eaten. Wildlife doesn’t have much left to drink, does it?

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Happy Bird Corporation Newsletter   October 2014       tomah@solarsippers.com                              

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From our engineers:  Twenty-nine years and we still help outdoor animals get clean drinking water in all seasons. The Maxpower Solar Sipper is the first Solar Sipper we manufactured in America under our patent. We still love it. So does the animal loving public which has supported it with thousands of purchased units. Years ago we even had the Solar Sipper tested by solar experts at University of Lowell and they concurred that we had an effective device. From time to time we get requests for a lost top or a replacement bowl from when a car accidently crushed the plastic. Some of these are parts orders for twenty year old Solar Sippers still in use.  We also learned that historically, farmers centuries ago used a similar practical warming principle to keep water ice free for their cattle in winter by using black paint on the tops of their water tanks. See the unique Maxpower Solar Sipper: http://www.amazon.com/Maxpower-Wild-Standard-Solar-Sipper/dp/B000K0ZV54/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A7HU8HIHCNSO8

Book talk: COME TO THE FAIR with the Eastern Shore Writers Association (ESWA) THE BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL IS SET FOR THREE DAYS NEXT WEEKEND (NOON-8 ON THE 26TH-28TH). ESWA HAS A BOOTH THERE (P-36) AND 25 OF OUR AUTHORS WILL PRESENT THEIR WORK. DETAILS AT WWW.BALTIMOREBOOKFESTIVAL.COM.  COME SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW AUTHORS!!      Is it that we are getting bored with Silva’s selection of old paintings to steal? Check out The Heist and see if you agree. Lee Child kept us fascinated again with his Gone Tomorrow.  We have to say that My Promised Land by Shavit is the best introduction to the Palestine Israel conflict that we have read. Sandra Brown is fascinating as usual in her new book Mean with lots of twists and turns and a real surprise of an ending. Michael Shaara brings us to the conflict at Gettysburg in his Killer Angels, made into the famous movie..   If you are enjoying one of the River Sunday Series of romance mysteries by Thomas Hollyday, check out   Magnolia Gods, a free Ebook at Kobo. http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/magnolia-gods-1. In this gripping read, you have a true Cold War tale of a lost secret airplane and  of espionage covered up until modern times at the highest levels of the defense industry. It’s the story of a young idealistic museum director and his more pragmatic stunt pilot girlfriend who look for the truth and face the fury of a team of killers sent to stop them.

Killer Angels by Shaara        Magnolia Gods by Hollyday          Maxpower by Happy Bird                                                                                                     From our studio: Our inventor founder is also an accomplished cartoonist. Taken from several decades of nationally published funny drawings,  Thomas Hollyday’s cartoon collection The Animal Viewpoint comes in 2015 from Ingram.