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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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Low-Impact Self-Built Living in a Communal Woodland (Video)

Based in Dartmoor National Park in South West England, the Steward Community Woodland was conceived as an experimental living project that aims to show that conservation woodland management, food production, and low impact living are not mutually exclusive—but rather best pursued as an integrated whole. Consisting of 10-11 adults, and nine children, the community grows […]

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Will solar energy development survive in North Africa and Middle East?

In recent weeks the world has seen a dramatic change in the political structure in North Africa and Middle East. With all eyes of the world on the region the question remains what does the future economy hold and what does this mean for investment and the development of solar projects. On first impression you […]

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Stellenbosch University launches Water Institute (South Africa)

The Stellenbosch University (SU) Water Institute, an initiative aimed at strengthening the work being done in the field of water research, was launched on Tuesday, which marked World Water Day. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, who attended the launch, said it was vital for policy makers to follow a model such as that of […]

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Eight Myths and Challenges of Renewable Energy

Growing concerns over the threat of climate change, energy security, and rising oil prices have all stirred interest in the development of alternative energy and the race for clean green energy is on. But before we get caught up in the emotional and political hype, let’s take a hard look at some common myths and […]

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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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South African professor slams climate change as ‘world’s biggest distraction’

Climate change is probably the world’s biggest distraction and not its biggest and most immediate challenge, which belongs to clean water, says Professor Grant Cawthorn. Cawthorn, Wits University’s School of Geosciences Platinum Industry Igneous Petrology professor, contends that the lack of fresh water will have a much greater global impact than a “one or two […]

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Eco-Friendly Bathroom Practices

An eco-friendly bathroom should not only save on water, but should avoid all harsh chemicals which are deadly to wildlife and eco-systems and aim to save energy. A geyser is often heated to far higher than necessary, wasting electricity used to heat the water inside. Reducing the temperature setting on a geyser saves electricity, as […]

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