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10 coolest zero-emission ATVs for sustainable rides

Despite advancements in Information Technology which has the bought the whole world within a computer screen, a lot of human activities are still based on traveling by road, primarily using vehicles. In industrial nations, it comes as a major setback on the ecological environment, which gets polluted as result of the vehicular usage. Hence, with […]

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South Africa – Fracking not only planned for Karoo

While Shell plans to use fracking to extract natural gas in the Karoo, other areas such as the Eastern Cape, the Free State and southern KZN (including parts of the Drakensberg) have also been targeted by mining companies.   These companies include Sasol (which has partnered with Statoil of Norway and Chesapeake of the US), […]

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VoltAir: Sustainable Commercial Electric Aviation

The other ZEHST (zero-emission hypersonic airliner) model that was unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2011 was EADS’ VoltAir. VoltAir is an electricity-driven aircraft that could actually rule the skies in the next 25 years. This futuristic and innovative, all-electric airliner will function on two modified lithium air batteries that will have the capacity to […]

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Backyard Wind Turbines Cut Home Electricity Bills

Solar panels aren’t the only option for homeowners when it comes to using renewable energy to cut power bills. Sales of wind turbines for backyards and rooftops are growing strong. There’s been major growth in the last ten years with more than 10,000 wind turbine units sold in 2009 compared to 2,100 units in 2001. […]

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Bottled Water is Taxing the World’s Ecosystems

Bottled water consumption, which has more than doubled globally in the last number of years, is a natural resource that is putting a heavy tax the world’s ecosystem. Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is steadily increasing, producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy, and […]

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Greening our Cities (Part 2)

Studies estimate that 1 square metre of grassed rooftop can remove up to 2kg of polluted particles from the air every year, depending on the foliage type. By definition a green roof can be: A layer of living vegetation that is installed on the top of a conventional flat or sloping roof; An extension of […]

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Modern Eco-friendly Home Design: Use Bamboo

When it comes to decking, strand-woven bamboo is regarded by many as the only sustainable hardwood these days. With a fantastic reputation in terms of its environmental impact, bamboo decking offers us a lot more than just a clear conscience.  Bamboo produces a very attractive deck board – with its naturally rich and dark colouration, […]

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Why We Need to Calm the Natural Gas Frenzy

Right now, natural gas is the new big thing when it comes to solving our nation’s energy challenges. With gasoline hitting $4 a gallon and coal- and nuclear-based power reeling from environmental and safety concerns, many see cheap, plentiful supplies of homegrown natural gas as the latest answer to our energy dreams, especially as hydraulic […]

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Serengeti Highway Plan NOT Scrapped Over Potential Threats to Wildlife (Updated)

The information in this article has now been contradicted; he highway has NOT been scrapped: “The Serengeti road project has not been abandoned … we have just revised it. I don’t know where all this confusion comes from,” Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Ezekiel Maige told Reuters in a telephone interview. “The project is still […]

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