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‘Blue Drop’ water quality scheme gains momentum, but critics say more is needed

Water quality and availability have become matters of growing concern in South Africa. The yearly renewable freshwater supply per capita currently stands at between 1 000 m3 and 1 700 m3, but this will likely shrink to less than 500 m³ by 2025, according to the World Resources Institute.

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Sasol looks to increase Mozambique natural gas production

South African petrochemicals group Sasol intends to ramp up production by half to 450-million scfd of gas from its natural gas fields in Mozambique, a senior company official said on Wednesday.

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Current Global Warming May Reverse Circulation in Atlantic Ocean

…as It Did 20,000 Years Ago Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona scientists have researched how ocean currents in the Atlantic were affected by climate change in the past. The study shows that there was a period when the flow of deep waters in the Atlantic was reversed. The results are relevant for the near future since […]

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U.S. Subways Harness Kinetic Power To Recycle Train Energy

PHILADELPHIA — For years, subway cars have been able to recycle some of the energy created when they brake, turning it into electricity to help power the train or others running on the rails at the same time. The problem is it’s a short-term benefit, with much of the energy wasted by the time the […]

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Rainwater Harvesting: Some Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I make a rainwater harvesting system pay for itself (amortize its cost) and why should I not just harvest rainwater for irrigation. Simply by collecting and using water harvested during the rain season and using this water in your whole household, the tank surges full very rapidly, but you draw water from […]

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Bamboo Clothing: Green, or Greenwashed?

If you’re looking for more eco-friendly clothing, should you choose bamboo? Bamboo has been touted for the last several years as being one of the most environmentally-responsible fabrics on the market. A hardy grass, it grows like a proverbial weed, sometimes sprouting 4 feet in a single day – and that’s without the assistance of […]

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Water Rhapsody Mpumalanga Co-Owner selected as Planet Protector

PLANET PROTECTOR – ALISTAIR HAIG When he spotted the desperate water supply problem in the White River area, ‘rain man’ Alistair (an environmentalist by nature and training) took up a franchise with rainwater harvesting, grey-water company Water Rhapsody to help people in Mpumalanga conserve this precious commodity. Alistair grew up on a farm, pent his […]

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Save money and the planet with these tips

You don’t have to build your own home or spend a fortune to live a little more sustainably. Even if you’re renting there are a number of simple things you can do to reduce your water use and power consumption. Saving water: Saving water can be as simple as fixing leaking taps and collecting the […]

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DuPont speeds up forecast for $1 billion in solar sales

DuPont now expects $1 billion in photovoltaic market sales this year, up from a previous forecast to hit that mark in 2011, saying interest for solar materials continues to spike. The company, which also makes a range of chemicals and iconic products like Kevlar and Tyvek, said the new forecast is due to research that […]

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