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First no water, now it’s foul

After a week without water, residents of Pennington can open their taps again, but they say the water is of such poor quality it is undrinkable. Last week, Scottburgh and Pennington were left dry when, during repairs to the Mzinto River bridge, a key water pipe was damaged . Cynthia Wortley, an elderly resident in […]

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Green Power Island – A renewable energy haven for Denmark

Renewable energy island to generate renewable energy from sun, wind and biomass. With a focus on the abundant wind energy in Denmark, Copenhagen-based architectural firm Gottlieb Paludan has proposed an innovative design for renewable energy storage called the Green Power Island. The country already generates a decent percentage of electricity using the wind and the […]

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Edible Rooftop Gardens

RISC is an inspirational edible roof garden project atop the Reading International Solidarity Centre, a development education centre in the heart of the busy city. It is designed as a permaculture garden, following permaculture principles established in Robert Hart’s permaculture forest garden in Shropshire. With a rooftop education room opening up onto the garden, the […]

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Household Detergents, Shampoos May Form Harmful Substance in Waste Water

Scientists are reporting evidence that certain ingredients in shampoo, detergents and other household cleaning agents may be a source of precursor materials for formation of a suspected cancer-causing contaminant in water supplies that receive water from sewage treatment plants. The study sheds new light on possible environmental sources of this poorly understood water contaminant, called […]

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