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Scientists Develop the First Practical ‘Artificial Leaf’

Scientists have claimed one of the milestones in the drive for sustainable energy — development of the first practical artificial leaf. Speaking in Anaheim, California at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, they described an advanced solar cell the size of a poker card that mimics the process, called photosynthesis, that green […]

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Save Water & the Environment with a Rain Garden

What is a rain garden? A rain garden is an attractive landscaping feature planted with perennial native plants. It is a bowl-shaped or saucer-shaped garden with deep, loose soil, designed to absorb stormwater run-off from impervious surfaces such as roofs and parking lots. Rain gardens can be small, formal, home-owner style gardens, large complex bio-retention […]

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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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A Busy Week for Water in South Africa!

22 March 2011 was World Water Day 2011, one day into South Africa’s National Water Week (21-27 March 2011)… a busy week for water coservation! “South Africa needs to be more sensible about the use and management of land and water resources. The more we reduce the ecosystems’ ability to deliver clean fresh water, the […]

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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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Flushing the toilet with greywater

When we first moved into our house almost 5 years ago we were told the shower in the master bathroom had a leak, but that it had been fixed. The inspector checked it out and it looked good. For a while. Slowly, over the course of months and years, the drip returned.

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Grey Water – Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where would the Grey Water System be installed? The grey water system would be installed underground with the water running into the system at the top of the chamber. Water Rhapsody would therefore install the grey water pump chamber at a point where even the lowest (usually the shower) of the pipes from the […]

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Water Rhapsody launches Industrial Water Recycling

Water Rhapsody launches its water conservation system for the recycling of industrial water. There are two products available 1.     Poseidon Advantage – This product is used for the recycling of mild industrial water so that 99% of water used is returned for re-use. 2.     Poseidon 1500 – A smaller version of the Poseidon Advantage and […]

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How can I improve my greywater system?

We’ve had an email from Su: I do like to tax the minds of all who read these sites, not intentionally, but in a ‘why don’t I know how to do that’ sort of way. Here goes, I collect all the water from my washing machine, and use it to flush the loo. However, hauling […]

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