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Global Warming Solutions – What Can We Do?

The evidence that humans are causing global warming is strong, but the question of what to do about it remains controversial. Economics, sociology, and politics are all important factors in planning for the future. Even if we stopped emitting greenhouse gases (GHGs) today, the Earth would still warm by another degree Fahrenheit or so. But […]

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Japanese radiation found in Canadian water

Radioactive traces from the crippled Japanese nuclear plant in Fukushima have been found in water in the Canadian city of Vancouver. But the levels were extremely low, according to the Canadian Health Ministry and well-known experts in the Pacific province of British Colombia. “Levels of radioactive Iodine-131 rose seven days after the reactor accident in […]

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Wind Power and Water Scarcity

Among the oft-repeated arguments against wind power — that it is intermittent, unreliable, expensive, noisy, dangerous to wildlife, or aesthetically unappealing — one argument you will not hear from wind power detractors is that wind uses too much water. Why? Because wind uses a fraction of the water used by every other electrical power source […]

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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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ESKOM and WRC enter into a strategic research partnership

Recognising the strategic link between sustainable water management and energy generation, the Water Research Commission (WRC) and Eskom have agreed to enter into a strategic research partnership through a Memorandum of Agreement and the formation of a Joint Research Committee. Through this partnership, Eskom and the WRC will jointly fund and undertake research on topics […]

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Water and Energy – the Link

The link between water and carbon is one most people don’t appreciate. In considering the process of producing and using water, many people overlook the energy input needed for treating and delivering water to our taps, not to mention the energy used to heat that water for use in the home. Read on for some […]

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