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US Army Steps Up Requirements for Green Building, Lighting

WASHINGTON, DC — Cool roofs, solar water heating and advanced metering are among the energy efficiency elements that are to be incorporated into new permanent Army buildings in the U.S. and abroad. Starting in fiscal year 2013, designs for new construction and major renovations are to incorporate the sustainable design and development principles contained in […]

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Monsanto News Roundup: A Bad Seed

Monsanto has been making headlines again. It seems Monsanto, the agri-biotech mega-corp, is a bad seed indeed. Where to start? First off, sugar beets. This super sweet variety beet is used in 44 percent of all U.S. sugar production. After the USDA approved planting Monsanto’s Roundup Ready sugar beet seeds genetically altered to withstand Roundup […]

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Fences reduce water pollution

Simply fencing off streams and drainage ditches so farm animals can’t deposit manure in and around them could cut levels of faecal pollution dramatically, according to scientists. This would protect the health of people exposed to river water and help Britain comply with EU rules on water quality.

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Dumping contaminates water

Municipality blames ‘old bicycles’ thrown in system A Free State municipality has blamed the contamination of its drinking water on “people throwing building rubble and bicycles” into the water-purification system. The Moqhaka local municipality, which is responsible for Kroonstad, Steynsrus and Viljoenskroon, in the north-eastern Free State, has been dealing with water shortages and contamination […]

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South African Ecopreneur talks to World Leaders

Werner Neuhoff, Ecopreneur from Water Rhapsody- South Africa, has been invited to join leaders from 70 nations in Montréal, Québec  during 13-15 October for a World Leadership Conference that will draw women heads of state, corporations and enterprise, as well as members of the diplomatic community, women policy-makers, decision-takers and opinion-leaders on five continents. An […]

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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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Authorised Water Tank Dealers for JoJo Tanks

JOJO TANKS HISTORY Jan Joubert established JoJo Tanks (Pty) Ltd during the 1970’s. Originally tanks were manufactured from fiberglass but in 1981, the company switched to manufacturing polyethylene tanks, using a rotational moulding process in order to supply the more robust tanks required in the agricultural and chemical industries. Today, JoJo only manufactures polyethylene tanks […]

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Rain garden design tips

Rain gardens are one way of reducing and managing stormwater runoff.  When planning one, contact your local nursery and explain what conditions the plants will have to deal with.  Wherever possible, choose indigenous species. See an earlier rain garden post that contains a written explanation of how to build a rain garden.  If rain gardens […]

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Green your lawn with muscle power!

On any weekend the buzz and cough of gas powered lawn mowers is a common sound in suburbia. Aside from the noise pollution, gas powered lawn mowers spew a stack of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as their emission controls are nowhere near as sophisticated as today’s cars. A conventional gas powered lawn mower emits […]

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