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Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty

The 7 Mechanisms In order to deliver practical benefits to the poor, a clear understanding is required of the ways to effectively channel visitor spending and associated investment into improved income and quality of life for people in poverty, so as to ensure that all possibilities are considered and used effectively. In the publication “Tourism […]

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Riots in Mozambique over hikes in power, water, food prices

Maputo – Mozambique’s capital Maputo was gripped by violent demonstrations Wednesday as residents of poor neighbourhoods took to the streets to protest sharp increases in the cost of electricity, water and food. Residents in at least three neighbourhoods in the north and east of the city barricaded roads with burning tyres and shouted anti-government slogans […]

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1 300 GW of untapped hydropower in developing countries

The World Bank has reaffirmed its commitment to “scaling up” its support for hydropower infrastructure in developing countries, which it describes as the largest source of renewable and low-carbon energy. This policy aspiration, which is contained in a newly published report entitled ‘Sustaining Water for All in a Changing Climate’, points out that only 23% […]

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Solar Over the Parking Lot

Open air parking lots are great places to build solar power plants: — Parking lots are nearly always near a power grid connection. This cuts electricity transmission losses as well as the cost of installing the solar plant. — Parking lots are nearly always near at least one building that needs electricity. Not only is […]

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How a solar geyser works (animation)

This is an example of solar water heating system with a vacuum tube collector (there are two main solar geyser collector types, the other one being the flat-plate collector).  Solar energy, whether solar panels (photovoltaic systems) or solar water heating systems are employed, is becoming the major renewable energy source that is reducing our dependence […]

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Water crisis time bomb ticking

Cape Town – Trade union federation Fedusa on Wednesday warned South Africa was sitting on a water crisis “time bomb”. Citing “inadequate management and monitoring” by water service authorities, Fedusa said it had filed notice with the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) of possible protest action. “Fedusa… decided that the best way to […]

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Experts urge faster, more relevant UN climate reports

The UN panel of climate scientists should be more nimble at highlighting global warming trends and at fixing mistakes, experts said ahead of the planned August 30 release of a review of the group’s work. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked for an independent review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) after the group […]

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Use Solar Power to save money on electricity

Humans have been using solar power for many years to heat up their water, light up their homes and for general low-voltage applainces. Solar power energy is now more easily accessible to the public than ever before, and millions of people around the world are installing solar geysers in their homes in order to save […]

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Solar water heating

Solar water heating is gaining popularity all over the world due to the many benefits it offers and because it is relatively inexpensive and easy to install. There are many areas in a normal home that can benefit from solar power and one in particular is the heating of water as this is the biggest […]

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