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Japanese salmon species thought to be extinct for 70 years is alive and well

Black Kokanee, ‘Kunimasu’: Salmon Species Thought Extinct For 70 Years Found In Lake Saiko, Japan TOKYO — A Japanese salmon species thought to be extinct for 70 years is alive and well in a lake near Mount Fuji, a science professor said Wednesday.

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Cancun: politics vs. science

There are quite a few numbers tossed around at climate negotiations. Should world leaders agree to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees F) in the next decade, or 1.5 (2.7 F)? How many gigatons of carbon can the world cut in 10 years? Should they shoot for reducing the concentration of carbon […]

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Renewable Energy: A World Review

Renewable energy is so named because it is derived from such natural raw materials which do not get exhausted; for instance, sunlight, air, rain water, tides and geothermal energy. Renewable energy consumed in 2008 was around 19%. New renewables such as modern biomass, small hydro etc. delivered around 3% energy. The most leading is the […]

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Birth of ‘mini star’ on Earth could solve energy crisis

In a bid to solve Earth’s energy woes, scientists are contemplating building the world’s first “sustainable fusion” reactor by creating what they claim is a miniature star on our planet. Fusion is the process by which atoms combine releasing large amounts of energy – it can produce the equivalent energy of 300 gallons petrol from […]

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How to Obtain Water in a Survival Situation (Part 1)

There is always the possibility that you may find yourself unexpectedly in a survival situation one day.  Water is usually the most important factor in determining whether you’ll come out alive. Solar Stills You need a digging tool, a container, a clear plastic sheet, a drinking tube, and a rock.

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Go Green: Water Waste Prevention

Water-saving habits are easy to implement and save money too.  For further water conservation effectiveness, consider installing a grey water recycling system and collecting rain water off your rooftop to be stored in rainwater  tanks.  Water Rhapsody water conservation systems offer are range of water saving products designed to operate automatically with very little maintenance […]

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First Eco-Friendly Hotel in Mpumalanga

The first eco-friendly hotel in the province was officially opened at Casterbridge Centre. The Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel [owned by Mr Louis van der Merwe] was welcomed into the province by MEC for economic development, environment and tourism, Mr Jabu Mahlangu, and board members of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MPTA) [Chairman, Mr Sabelo […]

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