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Harvest and flush: Indoor rainwater recycling proposed in California

To reduce pressure on California’s strained water supplies, a bill is introduced to the State Assembly that would permit Californians to use of reclaimed rainwater indoors as well as out. As reported by Jaymi Heimbuch over at TreeHugger, a new bill introduced to the California State Assembly, AB 275, the Rainwater Capture Act of 2011, […]

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‘Water poverty’ to rise in the UK as scarcity pushes up bills

“Water poverty” will become the new fuel poverty for an increasing number of households as scarcity of water supply pushes up bills, according to an influential thinktank that says Britain must deal urgently with climate change. Four million British households already ‘water poor’ as climate change and increased demand lead to higher tariffs A report […]

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3 Ways to Generate Free Electricity at Home

Unless all your bills are paid for, you probably have experienced the effects of ever-inflating taxes, gas prices, and electricity costs. While I cannot help you reduce your taxes or cost of gas, I can provide you with three methods for generating your own free electricity here in San Diego. These will require some finesse, […]

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Odd Yet Effective Green Inventions

Energy generating soccer ball, known as the sOccket is a fully functional soccer ball that uses the kinetic energy generated during a soccer game to build up a charge in its built-in battery. This battery can then by used to power small devices like cell phones. Bio robot fridge is a new Electrolux concept that […]

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When is Green Technology Most Useful?

It’s a term that’s being bandied about regularly these days, and if you want to be perceived as doing your bit for the environment, it goes without saying that you must be interested in all things green as well. Green technology is all the rage today – if you’re not going green, you’re viewed as […]

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Johannesburg gold riches spawn acid water woes

South Africa’s city of gold, Johannesburg, may soon start being eaten away by acidic water flowing from the mines that created its astronomical fortunes. Mines dug more than a century ago stretching about 40 km (25 miles) along one of the world’s largest gold deposits have reached their water storage limit and will start leaking […]

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What is Biomimicry?

Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a new discipline that studies nature’s best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. Studying a leaf to invent a better solar cell is an example. I think of it as “innovation inspired by nature.” The core idea is […]

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No vision in Karoo fracking plans

What is it going to take to stop the plans to threaten our sensitive Karoo region from being destroyed by Shell’s plans to blow it apart in search of natural gas? A controversial application by oil giant Shell to explore for gas in an area of the Karoo should be put on hold, the Democratic […]

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Rainwater harvesting can rejuvenate wetlands

VARANASI: Rainwater harvesting should not be restricted to only rooftop rainwater harvesting and should be expanded to reach alternative programmes like rejuvenation of tributaries to save wetlands that are fast drying up and facing water pollution and contamination. It was said by chairman, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), SP Gautam while inaugurating the one-day seminar […]

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