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Water project in Kenya praised at Dohar climate talks

An innovative project expected to provide safe drinking water annually to 4.5 million people in western Kenya has been feted at the ongoing climate change talks in Doha, Qatar. The LifeStraw Carbon for Water in Kenya, undertaken by Vestergaard Frandsen, was showcased and honoured at an event attended by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon […]

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Carbon Footprint of the Royal Wedding is 6,765 Tons of CO2

It is estimated that almost two billion people around the world will tune into see Prince William marry Kate Middleton. It is no surprise that hysteria surrounding the event has reached epic proportions as every detail of the big day has been covered by news services. However amid all the speculation about the dress, the […]

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10 Eco-Friendly Winter Warmers

South Africa: In the thick of winter we’re going to want to keep warm and cosy! We’re not going to want to give up any of those winter comforts, and being conservative about using energy won’t necessarily be at the top of our list of priorities. While the temperature is still pleasant, what you may […]

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How Large is Your Ecological Footprint & How Can You Reduce it?

Eradicating poverty is one of the main thrusts of the South African government.  The National Framework for Sustainable Development identifies how the wealthy are required to make adjustments if poverty is to be adequately addressed.  The footprint of the wealthy has to be dramatically reduced. “Ecological footprinting” is an accounting tool that measures how much biologically […]

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EARTH HOUR Countdown!

Saturday 26 March 8:30 – 9:30PM Earth Hour is the largest mass participation environmental event in the world and every year, WWF encourages people all over the world to turn off their lights for one hour in a symbolic gesture to pledge their commitment to combating climate change. This year is especially important for South […]

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Top 5 Eco Video Games

Video games have come a long way from the days of idly twiddling a joystick in an attempt to sneak some white pixels past a slowly moving line. These days, video games allow players to build economies and cities, pit one civilization against another, and manage intense simulations that rivel the best scientific models in […]

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When you’re dying for a lower carbon footprint

Body-disposal process offers more eco-friendly alternative to cremation From dust we are, and to dust we shall return — by burial, cremation or emulsification. As some Americans push ever harder to leave a smaller carbon footprint on the environment, the funeral industry is taking a new step to help us go even more gently into […]

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2010 Year in Review of Biofuels…

Biofuels took a step away from the limelight in 2010, replaced by the buzz surrounding electric vehicles. But there were still a variety of policy decisions, and economic milestones that made the sector interesting in 2010.

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Humans Now Consuming 25% of All Plant Life Growing Each Year

Plenty of research on both both personal and national ecological footprints has shown that we are using Earth’s resources at unsustainable rates, that we are using them up faster than they can be regenerated. Now, some new work from NASA digs a bit deeper, examining how plant consumption is increasing as both population and consumerism […]

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