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South Africa: Solar Water Heater Market Poised for Strong Growth

Global consultancy Frost & Sullivan (F&S) said that the solar water heater (SWH) market in South Africa grew significantly in the past four years, and suggested that the market was preparing for a second high-growth phase that would be larger than the previous growth surge. The key would be to address the gaps in the […]

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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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Xeriscaping – The Art of Sustainable Landscaping

INFORMATION ON XERISCAPING FROM THE BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY: Xeriscaping is the newest tool in water management—coined in the American southwest, the term describes an innovative and creative means of conserving water through the landscape. Because an estimated 50 percent of water consumption in the average single-family home is used outdoors, xeriscaping offers an ideal […]

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Students Create Dirt Cheap Solar Solution for Disinfecting Water

Disinfecting water with the sun is an old idea. But students at University of Washington have come up with a clever way of checking whether or not the water being disinfected is finally ready to drink. Using simple parts, their cheap set-up is a solution for safe drinking water in poor areas, and it won […]

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Cancun climate breakthrough: It’s not perfect, but it’s a deal

It’s not perfect, and it’s not binding, but international climate negotiators have struck a deal. The final hours in Cancun were a world of difference from the closing night of the Copenhagen climate talks. Last year’s summit closed with drama, confusion, and plenty of unhappy delegations, but the Mexico conference came to an end with […]

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Losses from natural disasters could triple by 2100: report

(Reuters) – Global losses from natural disasters could triple to $185 billion a year by 2100, excluding the impact of climate change, according to a report, which calls for a shift in focus from relief work to preventative measures. The joint report by the United Nations and the World Bank, published on Thursday, said the […]

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4 Green Tips Anyone Can Try

Green living is easier, and more rewarding, than you may have thought. Green living must be incorporated into all areas of our lives on a daily basis in order to be the most effective. From what we wear to the vehicles we drive and everything we eat, all that we do must in some way […]

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GINK – Green Inclinations, No Kids!

Lisa Hymas writes: In 1969, graduating college senior Stephanie Mills made national headlines with a commencement address exclaiming that, in the face of impending ecological devastation, she was choosing to forgo parenthood.  “I am terribly saddened by the fact that the most humane thing for me to do is to have no children at all,” […]

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Four Solar Road Designs Unveiled by University of Rhode Island

There are 2.7 million miles of public roads in the United States, and in the past we’ve seen several innovative designs that transform these paved surfaces into energy and heat-generating solar roads. One company, Solar Roadways, has even come up with a prototype solar panel for roads, however they are expensive ($7,000 each) and it […]

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