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Why Harvest the Rain? 20 Rainwater Harvesting FAQ’s

1. How do I make a rainwater harvesting system pay for itself (amortize its cost) and why should I not just harvest rainwater for irrigation. Simply by collecting and using water harvested during the rain season and using this water in your whole household, the tank surges full very rapidly, but you draw water from […]

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Lotus-Shaped Singapore Museum Collects Rain and Light

The newly opened over-the-top Marina Bay Sands Casino and Resort in Singapore will soon host a slightly more down-to-earth museum focused on the fusion of art and science. Renowned Architect Moshie Safadie, who has been tickling the edge of green design for decades, designed the mega resort to grab the world’s attention — but the […]

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Water crisis worst blunder of 2010: union

The government’s handling of the national water crisis was its most serious blunder in 2010, trade union Solidarity said. “In a country afflicted by a scarcity of water, a fast-growing population and aging infrastructure, our water predicament has now become a ticking time bomb,” union spokesperson Ilze Nieuwoudt said, listing the government’s top 10 blunders […]

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The 10 easiest ways to green your home

Being earth-friendly doesn’t require going solar or growing all your own food. There are plenty of easy ways to make a big difference. When it comes to the environment, being a good global citizen starts at your doorstep. From recycling to using alternative cleaning materials, minor changes at home can add up to real benefits […]

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11 Uses For Cardboard Toilet Paper Tubes

While some people may already be buying the new “tubeless” toilet paper, most of us continue to buy the kind with the cardboard tubes in the middle. (And really, that tubeless kind called Scotts Naturals is only 40% recycled paper, so please don’t buy it. Buy 100% recycled content toilet paper instead.) But at the […]

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Cancun climate talks get under way, WWF says catch-up plan needed

The yearly global climate change negotiations kicked off on Monday in Cancun, Mexico, with fewer political leaders present, and lower expectations of forging a legally binding inclusive deal on climate change, than was the case at last year’s conference in Copenhagen. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) executive secretary Christina Figueres welcomed the […]

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Sewage-powered car- end to dirty fuel

A VW Beetle, powered by human waste has taken to the streets of England in an attempt to encourage sustainable motoring. It’s Britain’s first car to run on gas produced from sewage sludge. Stuart McDill reports. Source: Reuters Energy from waste is part of the solution to sustainability and is likely to become big business […]

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GINK – Green Inclinations, No Kids!

Lisa Hymas writes: In 1969, graduating college senior Stephanie Mills made national headlines with a commencement address exclaiming that, in the face of impending ecological devastation, she was choosing to forgo parenthood.  “I am terribly saddened by the fact that the most humane thing for me to do is to have no children at all,” […]

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Four Solar Road Designs Unveiled by University of Rhode Island

There are 2.7 million miles of public roads in the United States, and in the past we’ve seen several innovative designs that transform these paved surfaces into energy and heat-generating solar roads. One company, Solar Roadways, has even come up with a prototype solar panel for roads, however they are expensive ($7,000 each) and it […]

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