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Save 27,412 Gallons (103,766 litres!) of Water This Year

A glass of water in the morning, washing your hands before dinner, throwing in a load of laundry after work – these things are daily routine for your household. But your water-consuming habits add up to 80-100 gallons of per day, requiring the withdrawal of more than 43 billion gallons per day from  USA public […]

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SA’s power gap becoming worrying again, big business warns

Big business in South Africa indicated on Tuesday that it was giving priority attention to programmes that could help offset an anticipated electricity supply shortfall that was expected to re-emerge during the course of next year. The system had stabilised since the rolling blackouts of 2008, mostly as a result of a decline in demand, […]

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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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Solar Roadways for a Sustainable Future

The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on. The Vision Our long range goal is to cover all concrete and asphalt surfaces that are exposed to the sun with Solar Road Panels. This will lead to the end of our dependency on fossil fuels of any […]

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Heat your house with car tyres and earth

A dirt cheap and 100 percent ecological house that has all the comforts of an ordinary home, without being connected to the electricity grid, waterworks, sewer system or the natural gas network. It does exist, but in most countries, building one is not allowed. An Earthship is a completely self-sufficient house that has a natural […]

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Watch this interesting video about water

Enjoy this short video about some amazing water facts. Can you believe that the average person in North America uses 105,7 gallons (+- 400 litres) of water per day while the average person in Mozambique uses 1,3 gallons (+- 5 litres) per day?  This is shocking when one considers that a low-flow toilet in the […]

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The Physical Causes of Water Scarcity (southern Africa)

The causes of water scarcity are varied. Some are natural and others are as a result of human activity. The current debate sites the causes as largely deterministic in that scarcity is a result of identifiable cause and effect. However, if water scarcity is the point at which water stress occurs (the point at which […]

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War and Water

With all of its life-giving properties, water is not often associated with acts of war. Yet many important interconnections are apparent in modern life. For example, wars are sometimes fought on waterways; those engaged in military operations have many needs for water; war can adversely impact water resources; and increasingly, observers worry that wars might […]

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Iceland’s Volcancoes may Cause Enviro Problems around the World

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been keeping a watchful satellite eye on  Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which awakened for the first time in 120 years on March 20 and has wrought havoc on Europe’s air lines. Within 24 hours of the eruption, NASA’s JPL team confirmed the volcano was emitting more than one billion watts of […]

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