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Strong evidence of ‘ocean of water’ on Saturn moon

Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has found strong evidence for an ocean of water beneath the frozen crust of Saturn’s largest moon Titan, scientists said on Thursday. The finding propels Titan into a shortlist of places including Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s smaller moon Enceladus suspected of harbouring underground seas.

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South Africa: Eskom and SA Government responsible for looming water crisis

A water crisis is looming in South Africa, communities are at risk of losing access to water, and coal is right in the middle of it, according to a report released by Greenpeace. This latest briefing is a stark reminder to the SA government to start pushing Eskom to substantially invest in renewable energy.

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Video: Installing a 500 gallon rain water cistern in the garden

Aquascape Inc. installs a 500 gallon RainXchange rain water cistern at the home of green lifestyle expert and author, Shawna Coronado. Shawna is briefly interviewed and the installation process is shown. This video shows the process, before/after, and finished product. A great eco-friendly way of using rainwater and reducing stormwater runoff.  A similar setup could […]

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How Water Conservation Can Save Money & Help the Environment

There are two very important reasons why we should conserve water. One is the obvious money-saving issue, while the second is something that the majority of the general public do not think of nearly enough – the environment.

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Save Water Without Compromising Your Garden’s Beauty

Hot and dry weather provides reason enough to think about simple ways to save water while still enjoying beautiful yards and gardens. You may even find that your efforts to be water smart may improve the health and appearance of your plants.

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Eskom to reduce its water consumption by 260 billion litres

Eskom aims to reduce its water consumption by 260 billion litres a year by 2030. The utility said the alternative technologies used at its new power stations would reduce the water requirement to 270 billion litres by next year. The company would have needed 530 billion litres to operate its coal-fired stations had the new […]

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South Africa: Local innovator takes water out of showering

Johannesburg – With inspiration from a friend too lazy to take a shower and a few months of research on the internet, South African university student Ludwick Marishane has won global recognition for an invention that takes the water out of bathing.

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Water under stress due to food crisis

Good water management of is key. Whether it’s bread, meat, milk or fruit, whatever we eat demands water.  The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that we need to increase agricultural production globally by 70% to feed the projected 9 billion people expected on the planet by 2050.

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How a Septic Tank System Works

Septic tank systems Septic tanks are classic ‘bio-digestors’ that rely on anaerobic bacteria to break down human sewage wastes over a period of (at least) 21 days. Septic systems are used to treat sewage from (usually) single dwellings in districts where municipal Wastewater Treatment Works are not available. Larger systems are also used by rural […]

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