RAIN GARDENS: They will ease strain on the municipal sewer system and keep pollutants out of lakes, streams Rain gardens can be an attractive and effective way to reduce storm-water runoff from your roof, driveway and other surfaces in your yard.
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Those responsible for contaminating South African land will pay, Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said on Wednesday. “We have taken the view that the cost of reducing pollution must be shared between people who are responsible for waste: the polluters,” she told a waste management conference in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg. “We are now saying […]
Peshawar – Floods sweeping Asia have killed more than 900 people, officials said on Saturday, washing away thousands of homes and destroying infrastructure in some of the worst scenes in living memory. Heavy monsoon rains exacted the heaviest toll in northwest Pakistan, with 800 confirmed dead and the regional capital Peshawar cut off, while the […]
Rain gardens are one way of reducing and managing stormwater runoff. When planning one, contact your local nursery and explain what conditions the plants will have to deal with. Wherever possible, choose indigenous species. See an earlier rain garden post that contains a written explanation of how to build a rain garden. If rain gardens […]
Eco Sanitation works on the principle that urine and faeces are not simply waste products of the human digestion process, but rather are an asset that if properly managed can contribute to better health and food production and reduce pollution. Eco-sanitation latrines: Store and prepare faeces for use in agriculture by encouraging the formation of […]
Green roof design is being incorporated into more and more modern buildings. However, even an old roof can be modified into a green roof, watch the short video below. A green roof provides added insulation thus saving your household heating and cooling bills. On a large scale, e.g. whole cities, they could reduce extreme temperature […]
Water Rhapsody Water Conservation Systems are the best on the market because: 1. Saves up to 90% of the money spent on water. 2. All the Water Rhapsody Systems are environmentally sound.
If you talk to any environmentalist long enough, you are sure to get a warning about how food is going to run out. There is a growing concern that between the increasing demand for food caused by a growing population, combined with a decreasing supply of food caused by a loss of arable land through […]
Most of the man-made compounds cannot biodegrade and are progressively building up in the atmosphere and on the earth. They are contaminating our natural life system, and are also making us sick. As Patrick Holford, a renowned nutritionist says, ‘we are vertically ill’, upright, but not feeling great. A build up of all these toxins […]
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