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Water – The Lifeblood of The Human Body

We all need water to live.  Humans can survive a month without food but only a week without water.  Why is water so important? Every cell from the simplest to the most complex one is made up mostly of water.  Exactly how much water you are made up of depends on your age.  Babies’ bodies […]

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Ready to Go Solar?

For many of us, solar power is most commonly associated with the installation of large solar panels on your roof or in your garden. But solar power has come a long way in the last few years, and we’re now seeing a significant increase in the number of solar appliances available to consumers. A growing […]

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Ash: 7 Ways to Extend Your Wood Fire’s Benefits

The ashes left behind from a wood fire are a valuable and versatile by-product. Here are 7 great uses for your leftover ash: 1. FIRE STARTERS: Lumps of charcoal (the black chunks, not the grey/white ash) shouldn’t be removed from your fireplace. These will help kick-start your next fire and get it producing heat far […]

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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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Easy Ways to Go Green For Earth Day

Friday marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. Here are some great tips for going green. Do you want to “go green” and help the environment, but don’t really know where to start? You’ve probably heard all of the typical environmental tips: turn off the lights when you leave the room, don’t leave the water […]

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The History of Earth Day

By Senator Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day What was the purpose of Earth Day? How did it start? These are the questions I am most frequently asked. Actually, the idea for Earth Day evolved over a period of seven years starting in 1962. For several years, it had been troubling me that the state […]

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South Africa: Cabinet backs Karoo fracking moratorium

South Africa’s Cabinet endorsed the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR’s) decision to declare a moratorium on natural-gas drilling in the Karoo region, government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Thursday. The Cabinet also appointed a task team to investigate the implications of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The team would be led by the DMR and also […]

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5 Green Ways to Protect Your Home and Save Electricity

We all know the feeling when you just realized you forgot to lock your door. At best, it’s a quick moment of nagging anxiety – at worst, it’s a debilitating slide show of anxious thoughts that will kill any chance of being productive for the rest of the day. A simple solution would be to […]

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How To Stop Soil Erosion In Your Garden (Video)

Slowing Water Stops Soil Erosion At its simplest level soil erosion is caused by water washing away soil. Stopping soil erosion is not rocket science either. By reading the land, watching out for heavy slopes and gulleys, and understanding the flow of water on your property, you can identify where water is washing down and […]

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