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Nedbank launches pilot project to convert burst geysers to solar geysers

Banking giant Nedbank’s insurance division, Nedgroup Insurance, has launched a pilot project allowing its home-owner clients to install solar geysers as replacements when existing geysers burst or malfunction. Nedgroup said the project would assist its clients in reducing their electricity consumption and thus their household running costs, while also easing the burden on the national […]

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Can Small Farms Feed the World & Protect Nature?

When I posted that a focus on food miles alone risked oversimplifying the local food debate, I noted that there is a constant battle between those who claim that small-scale agriculture could feed the world, and those who argue that increasing the efficiency of industrial monoculture is the only way to go. David Suzuki has […]

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The Amazing Qualities of Water

Water is amazing. It occupies about 2/3rds of the Earth’s surface. It is the basis of life in many ways. It interacts with the atmosphere as a major cleanser of sorts. So how does it do it? Some water molecules split the difference between gas and liquid, a study in Nature shows. Air and water […]

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Egypt, Water & Political Stability: When The Nile Runs Dry

A new scramble for Africa is under way. As global food prices rise and exporters reduce shipments of commodities, countries that rely on imported grain are panicking. Affluent countries like Saudi Arabia, South Korea, China and India have descended on fertile plains across the African continent, acquiring huge tracts of land to produce wheat, rice […]

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Earless rabbit born in Japan sparks fears about radiation (Video)

An earless rabbit allegedly born near Japan’s severely damaged Fukushima nuclear plant has become the latest poster child for the potential side effects of radiation exposure. Source: Mother Nature Network The radiation risks from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant have probably been under-played in the interests of public calm. Also read A Guide to Terminology […]

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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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Is lithium the next fluoride? Medication may be added to the water supply

Lithium, the psychiatric drug prescribed for depression, mania and bipolar disorder, is now being viewed as the new fluoride by some experts. These experts are calling for the addition of lithium to the water supply as a cure-all for social problems, including suicide, violent crime and drug use. Lithium is the new fluoride Dr. Gerald […]

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Why You Should Support Farmers’ Markets

By visiting your local farmers markets, you: Create relationships. Farmers markets offer a safe, outdoor space to meet and mingle with neighbors and food producers. More than just a place to shop, the farmers market is a place to build community around food. Enjoy food at its freshest and most flavorful. Food that is grown, […]

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“You’re not sick; you’re thirsty. Don’t treat thirst with medication.”

“You’re not sick; you’re thirsty. Don’t treat thirst with medication.” Dr. F. Batmanghelidj Our life, our planet. Over 70% of the earth’s surface is water. However, most of it—98%–is salt water. Only 2% of the earth’s H20 is fresh water that we can drink, and of this, almost all is trapped in frozen glaciers. You […]

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