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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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What are The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Power?

With all eyes on the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, questions are swirling in the U.S. about the future of nuclear power. If you’re new to the debate, read this to come up to speed on the basic arguments. The ongoing turmoil at the Fukushima nuclear power plant following the devastating earthquake and tsunami […]

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6 Simple Ways to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle

These days, everywhere you look someone is giving tips to live a “greener” lifestyle. While it makes sense to keep the earth in mind, a lot of these tips aren’t that easily implemented by people who are on a budget or lack certain skills. Sure, I’d love to install solar panels on my roof or […]

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Radiation in Tokyo tap water raises concerns

TOKYO – Radiation levels in Tokyo tap water more than twice what is considered safe for infants added to food safety woes Wednesday as rising smoke prompted a new evacuation of workers trying to stabilize Japan’s radiation-leaking nuclear plant. Radiation has seeped into vegetables, raw milk, the water supply and even seawater in areas surrounding […]

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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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