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Climate Change, Water and Food Security

Climate change will have a major impact on the availability of water for growing food in the decades to come.  So warns Climate Change, Water and Food Security, a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The report found that already water-stressed regions, like the semi-arid areas of southern Africa, the America’s, Australia […]

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DA calls for moratorium on Karoo gas exploration

A controversial application by oil giant Shell to explore for gas in an area of the Karoo should be put on hold, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday. The opposition party warned that exploration would involve processes that risked contaminating surrounding bodies of water, but Shell countered that processes were in place to prevent this […]

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Why Use Greywater for Irrigation?

It’s a waste to irrigate with great quantities of drinking water when plants would thrive on used water containing small bits of organic matter. Unlike a lot of ecological stopgap measures, greywater use is a part of the fundamental solution to many ecological problems and will probably remain essentially unchanged in the distant future. The […]

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