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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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Three Reasons Why Green Living Is Important

How to go green has been a frequent topic on this site. I have addressed the question of why someone would want to go green to a lesser extent. There are many reasons, and people are motivated by different things, so there is no over-riding reason to go green. Here I will just give three […]

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Renewables can meet world energy needs by 2050: WWF

All but five percent of the world’s energy needs could be met from renewable sources by 2050, a report by conservation group WWF and energy consultancy Ecofys showed on Thursday. In 2050, total energy demand could be 15 percent lower than in 2005 due to ambitious energy saving measures even though population, industrial output, freight […]

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DA calls for moratorium on Karoo gas exploration

A controversial application by oil giant Shell to explore for gas in an area of the Karoo should be put on hold, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday. The opposition party warned that exploration would involve processes that risked contaminating surrounding bodies of water, but Shell countered that processes were in place to prevent this […]

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SA construction firms starting to focus on green practices

As increasing environmental pressures take hold in South Africa, the country’s major construction companies showed that they were starting to focus on pursuing green practices and projects, particularly in renewable energy projects where opportunities were emerging. For Group Five in particular, a view has developed that climate change opportunities exceed risks, and the company sought […]

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Why Most Of Our “Natural” Disasters Aren’t Natural At All

From the point of view of many humans, the term “natural disaster” is a convenient scapegoat because it allows a person (or a whole nation) to blame nature for their own poor planning. Wherever we find so-called “natural disasters” around the world (such as Brazil at the moment), we also usually find a large group […]

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Conserve Water (Video)

Water Rhapsody Water Conservation Systems and Yes Solar Mpumalanga have combined (water and energy are linked!) to offer high quality water conservation systems and solar energy solutions. Contact us for a free quote on a rainwater tank,  rainwater harvesting system, grey water recycling system, Atlas Plastics & JoJo water tanks (we are authorised JoJo Tanks […]

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Top 10 renewable energy technology breakthroughs in 2010

With our planet in desperate need of new eco-friendly energy generating systems, researchers over the globe have been working hard to develop systems that can power the world of the future in a sustainable fashion. The year 2010 saw some great breakthroughs in the field of renewable energy technology, which when fully developed, could help […]

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Top Green New Year’s Eve Party Tips

Beat the crowds There’s a certain excitement to being out in a group on New Year’s Eve, but if you stay home and host your own ring-in-the-new shindig, you’ll save transportation emissions—and, of course, money. You’ll also be able to better control the environmental impact of your night, from sending out email invitations to preventing […]

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