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Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting Tanks in Urban Environments

The JoJo Tanks Slimline 750l water tank depicted below is ideal for urban rainwater harvesting but other types & sizes of JoJo Tanks water tanks can also be used. Rainwater harvesting and rain water tanks will become a key intervention in adaptation to an alternative water resource especially in cities where most of the world’s population […]

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World water crisis wake-up call

Marseille – It is unacceptable that billions of people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on Monday. Speaking at the opening of the sixth World Water Forum (WWF) in Marseille, he said the time had come for the international community to tackle the problem.

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More Valuable than Gold

GROUNDWATER Where does it come from? Groundwater is an important part of the water cycle. It comes from rain, snow, sleet and hail that soak into the ground. The water moves down into the ground because of gravity, passing between particles of soil, sand, gravel, or rock, until it reaches a depth where the ground […]

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Kenyan Villagers Turn Invasive Water Hyacinth into Moneymaker

The rapid growth of invasive water hyacinths has taken a serious toll on Kenya’s Lake Victoria, creating inhospitable conditions for the fish local people depend on, while sheltering other unwelcome guests: disease-carrying snails and deadly snakes. But with a little help from a U.S.-based organization, villagers living near the lake are turning this environmental crisis […]

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Micro Solar Systems: a Life Changer for the Developing World

A solar phone charging station in Uganda If someone offered you a solar system for $12, you’d probably be immediately suspicious. Once they told you it only powered a LED light bulb and charging plug for your cell phone, you might chuckle… such a device might be kind of cool, but hardly useful… right? Not […]

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Hospitals Go Green and Cut Costs

Hospitals are a major source of waste and energy consumption, second only to the food industry in the amount of waste produced every year.

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‘Water poverty’ to rise in the UK as scarcity pushes up bills

“Water poverty” will become the new fuel poverty for an increasing number of households as scarcity of water supply pushes up bills, according to an influential thinktank that says Britain must deal urgently with climate change. Four million British households already ‘water poor’ as climate change and increased demand lead to higher tariffs A report […]

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Simple tips for cutting your electric bill (and emissions!)

Have you ever received an electric bill that caused you to gasp? Or does your bill seem extraordinarily high every month? You might find yourself wondering what you did to create such an expense. The problem may not be what you’re doing, but what you aren’t doing.

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The World’s Oldest Water?

New evidence bolsters the notion that deep saline groundwaters in South Africa’s Witwatersrand Basin may have remained isolated for many thousands, perhaps even millions, of years. The study, recently accepted for publication in Chemical Geology, found the noble gas neon dissolved in water in three-kilometre deep crevices. The unusual neon profile, along with the high […]

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