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Heavy rains cause water shortages

Residents and businesses in several towns in northern kwaZulu-Natal have been adversely affected by water shortages following recent heavy rains.

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South Africa, Lowveld: Smallscale Farmers Welcome Rains

Mbombela — Smallscale sugarcane farmers in Mpumalanga’s Nkomazi area are singing a sweet tune following good rains over the festive season. Dam levels have continued to rise, with most reaching levels of 100 percent or more, including the Driekoppies dam that feeds the sprawling Nkomazi area bordering Mozambique and Swaziland. “The rain has been a […]

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Time’s Top 5 Green Energy Inventions of 2010

Time Magazine has revealed its 50 top innovations of 2010. These include inventions spanning across several categories. Here is a summary of Time’s best green energy inventions of 2010:

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Extreme Weather Helps Drive Up Food Prices

As my colleague William Neuman reports, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization announced this week that food prices hit a record high last month. Its Food Price Index was 214.7 for December, the highest level since the organization created the index to measure the price of a standard basket of goods in 1990.

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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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Global Warming Effects and Causes: A Top 10 List

One of the biggest issues facing us right now is global warming. Its effects on animals and on agriculture are indeed frightening, and the effects on the human population are even scarier. The facts about global warming are often debated, but unfortunately, even if we disagree about the causes, global warming effects are real, global, […]

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