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Current Global Warming May Reverse Circulation in Atlantic Ocean

…as It Did 20,000 Years Ago Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona scientists have researched how ocean currents in the Atlantic were affected by climate change in the past. The study shows that there was a period when the flow of deep waters in the Atlantic was reversed. The results are relevant for the near future since […]

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5-MW hydropower plant to be built in Zimbabwe

South African hydropower plant developer, owner and operator NuPlanet has been granted a generation licence to build a 5-MW greenfield hydropower plant at the Mutirikwi dam, Zimbabwe’s largest reservoir. An eight-month technical feasibility and environmental-impact assessment phase for the project would start next year, with procurement, contracting and construction to commence thereafter.

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Military Forges Ahead On [Green] Tech

Yes, It’s the military again, this time blazing the trail for alternative energy. It’s rushing to deploy solar energy equip on the battlefields of Afghanistan. No they are not solely green-conscious. It costs them a mint to transport fossil fuel to the land-locked country. This is great news for all Americans! Once the military gets […]

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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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10 Ways to Reduce Energy Use and Costs in Your Building

Here are 10 ways you can reduce your energy usage and costs without sacrificing comfort or building functionality. 1. Assess how your building consumes and wastes energy. Conduct regular energy audits to determine what condition your equipment is in and how it is performing. These audits will show where and how energy is being wasted […]

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What is Sustainability?

The concept of sustainability has been sustaining the earth for as long as it’s been around – that’s why this planet is still here. Yet there seems to be some disagreement among twenty-first century humans about the meaning of sustainability.

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Water Rhapsody Mpumalanga Co-Owner selected as Planet Protector

PLANET PROTECTOR – ALISTAIR HAIG When he spotted the desperate water supply problem in the White River area, ‘rain man’ Alistair (an environmentalist by nature and training) took up a franchise with rainwater harvesting, grey-water company Water Rhapsody to help people in Mpumalanga conserve this precious commodity. Alistair grew up on a farm, pent his […]

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India- The Thirsty Giant faces Water Scarcity

NEW DELHI — The quest for water can drive a woman mad. Ask Ritu Prasher. Every day, Mrs. Prasher, a homemaker in a middle-class neighborhood of this capital, rises at 6:30 a.m. and begins fretting about water.  It is a rare morning when water trickles through the pipes. More often, not a drop will come. […]

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Bin Laden concerned by climate, Pakistan floods

DUBAI — Osama bin Laden has expressed concern about global climate change and flooding in Pakistan, in an audiotape aired on the Internet, his first public remarks since March, a monitoring group said on Friday. “The number of victims caused by climate change is very big … bigger than the victims of wars,” said the […]

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