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Environmental Tips – How to Go Green (Video)

Some tips and suggestions for going green and doing your part to save the environment. With Earth Hour fresh in our minds, let us try to do something eco-friendly every day.  With home recycling, always try to reuse or ‘re-purpose’ before recycling (see Recycling vs. Reusing).  When it comes to water, this precious commodity can […]

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Eco-friendly Soldiers: 8 ingenious ways armed forces are reducing their eco-impact

This may seem an irony at its best, but military technology is one of those fields that are embracing our all precious ‘green’ innovations at an utterly fervent pace. Though it shouldn’t come as a surprise, as military has always been one of the major institutes for human resource employment strictly on basis of a […]

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Food vs. Fuel: The Debate Continues

University of Stellenbosch department of microbiology’s Professor Emile van Zyl says that the maize-for-biofuels debate has been checkmated. Grain South Africa market research senior economist Wessel Lemmer says, at present, no grains are used for biofuels and maize is still excluded from government’s biofuels policy. This, he believes, is a lost opportunity as South Africa […]

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What’s the Link between the World’s Population and Nuclear Energy?

Japan’s nuclear disaster got me thinking about energy demand. Nuclear power advocates justify the decision to power plants with uranium as the best way to meet energy demands that are increasing because world population is growing. I couldn’t help but wonder: why aren’t we talking about reducing population as part of our global strategy to minimize dependence on […]

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The Future is Prefab Eco-Friendly Houses

To some this sounds like old news, to others this sounds like gibberish. What is a prefab eco-friendly home? The term prefab simply means prefabricated. Components of a structure are manufactured offsite in an industrial facility. Once the structure is designed and constructed offsite, it is shipped to the building location and erected there. Prefab […]

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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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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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