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Five breakthroughs that will make solar power cheaper than coal

There was some good news last week. While Washington was busy holding the global markets hostage and placing billions in badly needed R&D funding on the chopping block, a new report from REN21 (the Renewable Energy Network for the 21st Century) showed that global investments in renewable energy jumped 32 percent to a record $211 billion, […]

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NASA: Final Space Mission to Recycle Urine Into Water

NASA’s final space shuttle mission, which launched on 8 July, will carry out a most unusual recycling experiment: Can you recycle urine into drinkable water with no power source in space? For several years, astronauts at the International Space Station have been drinking from a machine that converts urine into water, but the machine consumes […]

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How Will Cities Supply Enough Water in the Future?

It’s official: For the first time in human history, more people are living in cities than rural areas — a trend that’s certain to accelerate. But with most freshwater systems already stressed, how will the world’s cities be able to supply water — and water that’s clean — to a projected 1.5 billion new residents […]

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New Marbleline water tank range from JoJo Tanks

Meet up to 86% of your household water needs and save money on your water bill by installing an eco-trendy rainwater-harvesting tank in your garden. The good news is that you also now have stylish options, like the brand new richly-textured 750Lt Marbleline™ tank, and a variety of fashionable colours to choose from! The streamlined […]

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Drinking water quality improving, but wastewater still a concern

South Africa’s drinking water quality improved over the last three years, but the quality of wastewater treatment services went down, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Thursday. “We can now see a positive trend in the way drinking water quality is being managed,” she said, announcing the results of the ‘Green Drop’ […]

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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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Water Footprints: How Much Water in Your Food?

Often, when you think about food production, it is only the carbon emissions in terms of fertilizer use, transportation etc that is accounted for. However, food production also has a steep water footprint. The water footprint is yet another environmental yardstick that measures how much water goes into the making of something. In 2009, the […]

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Zimbabwe-China Land Deal: Social & Environmental Costs?

A portion of Zimbabwe’s new black farmers will be trading part of their land to Chinese investors, in exchange for funding for infrastructural development and other farming support. The Zimbabwean government has signed a deal with the Chinese government which will mostly affect farmers on previously white-owned land in the Mashonaland East province. Reports indicate […]

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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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