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How to Make a Decorative Pond From Old Tyres

Tyre Ponds are a great little garden feature that can enhance the overall aesthetics and integrated pest management of a site. By inviting biodiversity into the site we can make the system more resilient and attractive which tyre ponds do so elegantly. Here are the steps you need to do in order to create your […]

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Tips for Designing a Green Home

Designing your own green home can be a huge undertaking. You want a home with a nice functional floor plan and appealing design that is built with quality eco-friendly materials that will last for years to come. And, you of course don’t want the building process to take forever either because you’re anxious to get […]

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‘Green electricity roof’ could provide power, water storage & insulation

A significant part of the electricity needed for buildings could be generated using plant-covered roofs within a few years, thanks to research carried out at Wageningen University of the Netherlands. Similarly, fields of crops such as rice could help produce electricity without the requirement to choose between using land for growing food or biofuels. The […]

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‘Rainscaping’ answers storm water runoff problems

Stormwater runoff can quickly drain a homeowner’s wallet. The flooding erodes yards, soaks basements, pollutes streams and wastes a precious resource. But rainscaping — an integrated system of directed water flow and settling basins — can convert those losses into gains by providing new wildlife habitat, beautifying properties and in some cases providing food for […]

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New water-saving irrigation technology developed in China

WUHAN — Chinese scientists have developed a new irrigation technology that consumes 50 percent less water than drip irrigation technology.

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Many towns in South Africa starting to run short of water

DA MP says dilapidated infrastructure has caused shortages in Mafikeng and Nelspruit Minister must appoint task team to address water infrastructure backlog

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Drought threatens millions in India

Mumbai – Millions of people in western India are suffering their worst drought in more than four decades, with critics blaming official ineptitude and corruption for exacerbating the natural water shortage. Central areas of Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, are facing a water shortage worse than the severe drought in 1972, said […]

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Want to Save Energy? We Need to Save Water Too!

The connection between energy and water, often referred to as the “energy water nexus” is collecting attention from business leaders, policy makers, and citizens alike. In short, this term refers to the close link between water and energy.  Water is used in nearly every aspect of energy production.  So, saving energy will save water, and […]

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Zimbabwe’s farmers turn to rainwater harvesting

ESIGODINI, Zimbabwe (Alertnet) – For the smallholder farmers in arid Esigodini, just south of Bulawayo, the heavy downpours that have hit the area in recent months have been a godsend. “We have not seen this much rain in years,” said farmer Brenda Zulu.

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