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Green Ideas: Tips For Eco-Friendly Travel

Book Direct Flights, Skip Travel-Size Products, Discover Green Resorts and Give Back Assuming your vacation is more than just a hike, you’re going to be making a carbon footprint. That doesn’t mean you should skip your next trip though. In fact, most environmentalists agree that traveling helps raise crucial awareness and appreciation of the earth.  […]

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Solar fuel – the thermo-chemical approach

This is the thermo-chemical approach, in which solar energy is captured in the configuration of certain molecules, which can then release the energy on demand to produce usable heat. And unlike conventional solar-thermal systems, which require very effective insulation and even then gradually let the heat leak away, the heat-storing chemicals can remain stable for […]

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Turning Energy Savings in London into Solar for Africa

We all know that energy conservation is good. And it is clear that solar can be a life saver in developing countries, as well as a great catalyst for improved school performance. But what if turning off the lights in your home or office could help someone in Africa turn theirs on? An innovative new […]

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23 Year Old Invents Solar-Power Fridge Being Used In Africa

23 year old Emily Cummins has invented a solar-powered fridge currently being used in Africa. It uses zero electricity to keep the contents at 43 degrees. Isn’t it amazing what some people do?

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Water Scarcity Spares Just Two Arab Nations by 2015

A new report coming from the Arab Forum for Environment and Development fills in some details on how water availability is going to decline in the region, with all but literally a couple of places remaining above the threshold of severe water shortage in as soon as five years. The report, Water: Sustainable Management of […]

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US Army Steps Up Requirements for Green Building, Lighting

WASHINGTON, DC — Cool roofs, solar water heating and advanced metering are among the energy efficiency elements that are to be incorporated into new permanent Army buildings in the U.S. and abroad. Starting in fiscal year 2013, designs for new construction and major renovations are to incorporate the sustainable design and development principles contained in […]

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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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Volcanoes Have Shifted Asian Rainfall

Scientists have long known that large volcanic explosions can affect the weather by spewing particles that block solar energy and cool the air. Some suspect that extended “volcanic winters” from gigantic blowups helped kill off dinosaurs and Neanderthals. In the summer following Indonesia’s 1815 Tambora eruption, frost wrecked crops as far off as New England, […]

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Standard Bank head office gets R2,3m solar hybrid water-heating system

Banking group Standard Bank has invested R2,3-million in a hybrid solar water heating and heat pump system at the company’s head office in Johannesburg, as it moves to increase energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint. The new R2,3-million system, installed by Kayema Energy Solutions, was expected to save nearly R1-million a year in energy […]

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