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Dubai has most damaging eco footprint on Earth, WWF report

Humanity’s demands on natural resources are sky-rocketing to 50 per cent more than the earth can sustain, reveals the 2010 edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report – the leading survey of the planet’s health. The biennial report, produced in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network, uses the global Living […]

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How Green Dialysis Could Save Tens of Thousands of Lives per year

Understanding how processes and systems act on one another is key to sustainable living. Sustainability means living without externalities – because everything we do, as individuals, organisations or companies has a cost and an environmental impact. There is a clear parallel with healthcare- which requires a deep understanding of how processes and systems act on […]

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Sewage-powered car- end to dirty fuel

A VW Beetle, powered by human waste has taken to the streets of England in an attempt to encourage sustainable motoring. It’s Britain’s first car to run on gas produced from sewage sludge. Stuart McDill reports. Source: Reuters Energy from waste is part of the solution to sustainability and is likely to become big business […]

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Five challenges identified to address global sustainability

The international scientific community has identified five Grand Challenges that, if addressed in the next decade, will deliver knowledge to enable sustainable development, poverty eradication, and environmental protection in the face of global change. The Grand Challenges for Earth system science, published today, are the result of broad consultation as part of a visioning process […]

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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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How can I improve my greywater system?

We’ve had an email from Su: I do like to tax the minds of all who read these sites, not intentionally, but in a ‘why don’t I know how to do that’ sort of way. Here goes, I collect all the water from my washing machine, and use it to flush the loo. However, hauling […]

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Eskom sees 1 000-MW shortfall in 2012

South African power utility Eskom calculates that South Africa’s electricity shortfall could peak in 2012 at 9 TWh, the equivalent of 1 000 MW, having confirmed that the first Medupi unit will only be fully introduced into the system by the end of that year. CEO Brian Dames said that it was, therefore, urgent to […]

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Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

Dr. Kent Butler explains the benefits of rainwater harvesting. Water Rhapsody specializes in water conservation systems that include rainwater systems, rainwater tanks and gray water recycling systems (see the benefits of Water Rhapsody’s systems).  Once installed, our rainwater harvesting system is very neat and is designed for minimum maintenance and is integrated into your existing […]

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Ground Heat Source Pumps

How Do They Work? Ground source heat pump systems do not heat a home by burning fuel. They collect heat from the Earth via a pipe or pipes buried in the ground. These pipes are called loops and contain a mixture of water and antifreeze. The fluid is circulated through these loops by an electric […]

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