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Video: Example of a Greywater Recovery System

This is a relatively sophisticated grey water system that directs grey water to a water tank after which it is filtered and directed to toilet cisterns. Very simply grey water irrigation systems can be considered too – the simplest being a bucket in a shower which is then manually taken to water plants or the […]

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Southern Africa: Improvements to regional groundwater management

With a view to improving development and management of groundwater in the region, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is developing several tools to empower persons and organisations involved in the management of groundwater in southern Africa. Groundwater is likely to play an even greater role for human development under changing climatic conditions hence the […]

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Bringing Back The Past To Save The Future

In the past, there was no such thing as disposable plastic grocery bags… single-use utensils… or 24/7 fast food joints. Our instant gratification-based society has quickly filled our planet with trash and pollution that is going to be very difficult to clean up, never mind even live with while we try to do so. As […]

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Green Building 101 (Video)

An introduction to green building practices from energy savings to finish material with Natural Built Home store owner Rachel Maloney. Water Rhapsody Mpumalanga and Yes Solar supply and install water systems and solar energy systems that are ideal for including in your new green building and for existing buildings.  Contact us for a FREE QUOTE […]

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Why Genetic Engineering Is Dangerous

“The Canadian GM risk assessment process is so simplistic that not a single submission has ever been rejected in Canada. Everything submitted, almost wholly by industry, has been accepted,” according to Ann Clark PhD, one of this country’s leading experts on the dangers of genetically modified organisms.

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Land Rover’s commitment to a cleaner, more sustainable future

Land Rover are committed to investing in a cleaner, more sustainable future. It’s all about emitting less CO2, using fewer natural resources and creating less waste. The targets have been set out – by 2012 Land Rover aim to: – Reduce manufacturing and operating CO2 by 25% – Reduce water usage by 10% – Reduce […]

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Government Must Respond to Acid Mine Water

Acid mine water is causing huge damage to plants, animals and the health of humans, otherwise legal steps will be taken to protect the people’s constitutional rights. A letter to this effect was addressed to ministers Susan Shabangu (Mineral Affairs) and Edna Molewa (Water and Environmental Affairs) in their capacity as co-chairs of the Inter […]

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What Is ‘Desertification’ And Why Is It Important To Know About?

Dear EarthTalk: Can you explain what “desertification” is and why it is an important environmental issue?

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Groundwater Overuse May Make Arsenic More Common in South Asian Wells

A century of exploitation of groundwater supplies has drawn down water tables across Vietnam, making it difficult to avoid water contaminated with arsenic even at deeper depths, according to a new study. In tests of 512 private wells reaching depths of 10 to 50 meters (33 to 164 feet), researchers found that 27 percent contained […]

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