Local Stories

Lions on the loose in Limpopo

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  Polokwane - Two lions are on the loose in Tolwe, Limpopo, police said on Sunday.

Mission to clean up a poisoned river

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  Johannesburg - One of Gauteng’s most exclusive lifestyle estates is sinking millions into cleaning the dirtiest stretch o...

Great Science, Great Strides with the SeaChange Project

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  ‘I feel very positive about the strides forward we are seeing in policy and willingness to conserve South Africa’s ocea...

Ramaphosa rakes in millions for impala

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  Johannesburg – When the deputy president bid on a R2 million buffalo in 2012, he was criticised for being extravagant in ...

SA academic wins ‘Nobel water prize’

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  Cape Town - The 2014 Stockholm Water Prize – widely acknowledged as the “Nobel prize for water” – has been awarded ...

Go Green – Grow a Tree

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  This Spring the EWT is going green with its grow a tree campaign.

Leave Misty Cliff seal, public warned

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  Cape Town - A young leopard seal came ashore at Misty Cliffs beach near Scarborough, Cape Town, on Friday, many thousands o...

Questions raised over rhino sale

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  Kimberley - Controversy surrounds the sale of 260 rhinos from the Kruger National Park (SANParks) to three private hunting ...

Government ready to monitor safe shale gas exploration

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  Cape Town – Government says it is ready to regulate and monitor companies that have expressed an interest in exploring sh...

Church Leaders Against Rhino Poaching

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  The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) in partnership with A Rocha South Africa, Timbavati Foundation and the Responsible Tour...

International Stories

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“Turbo Boost” For Silicon Solar Cells Could Seal Doom For Diesel

  We were just noticing a report that demand for diesel is collapsing in Europe when along comes a company called Oxford PV with some news that could give that knife an extra twist.

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A Smart Phone-Friendly Portable Solar Charger That Apple Addicts Can Luv, Too

  We’ve been testing a few portable solar chargers lately and this nifty little “Sun Power Pad 3000″ cell phone and tablet charger from Secur Products has a couple of different features tha...

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Smart Modular Shipping Container Homes Feel Bright & Spacious

From simple single-container models to stylish four-bedroom residences, the portable shipping container homes by Nova Deko Modular Home Solutions sometimes show off the crates as a main arc...

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Carbon Nanotube Solar Cells Get Boost — Efficiency Doubled, Up To Over 3%

  Carbon nanotube solar cells have long been viewed as being a photovoltaic technology that possesses considerable potential for wide-scale commercial use — thanks to their very light, flexible...

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Move Over, Orange: Copper Is The New Black (Silicon)

  The last time we checked in on Natcore, the solar cell company was working on a low temperature process for pushing down the cost of its cutting edge black silicon solar cell. In the latest twi...

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$10 Bet Leads To New Synthetic Graphene

  Penn State professor Thomas E. Mallouk is $10 richer and the world is one step closer to realizing the dream of mass-producing high grade synthetic graphene, a “wonder material” only one at...

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New 2-D Semiconductor Junction Gives Graphene A Run For The Money

  When the 2-D material graphene was discovered in 2004, it opened up the promise of super-efficient, ultra-light next-generation solar cells and other electronics. Well, they’re still working ...

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MeyGen Tidal Stream Project Already Set To Expand

  Mere days after Atlantis Resources announced that it had not only awarded ABB the contract to install the tidal power conversion and grid connection systems at its Pentland Firth MeyGen tidal s...

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Car Eats Self, Solves Lithium-Ion Battery Crisis

  The Lithium-Ion Battery Crisis Until fuel cell electric vehicles break into the mass market (okay, so don’t hold your breath for that one), the EV field is going to be dominated by batteries,...

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500-Mile Tesla Graphene Battery?

  Word on the street is that Tesla may be working on a 500-mile graphene battery. Graphene is, of course, a kind of supermaterial, and it’s possible Tesla is looking into it, but I’m also a b...

Featured Articles

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Top O’ The World : 7 Amazing North Pole Scenes

Santa’s workshop isn’t the only thing found at the North Pole, though jolly old St. Nick does his best to camouflage his HQ from p...

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The World’s 7 Most Amazing Bamboo Charcoal Products

  Bamboo charcoal… is there nothing it can’t do? Get black at home with these 7 amazing anti-microbial, odor-absorbing, e...

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UK Wind Energy Smashes Coal In August

  News that official figures showed wind turbines provided more power to the UK grid than coal plants on five separate days is of no su...

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Fracking Boom Hits Water Wall

  The World Resources Institute has released a new report that lays out the potential for water scarcity to put the brakes on oil and g...

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New RMI Project Aims To Sustain Battery Cost Reduction

  Four short years ago, the U.S. solar industry surpassed expectations by installing 340 MW of solar at a cost of $6.40 per watt in the...

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Green Homes of the Future: 13 Sustainable Living Solutions

In order to keep up with the changing world, the green homes of the future will have to be a lot more forward-thinking: renewable energy, c...

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Electric Grand Prix to be powered by algae

  The world’s first electric Grand Prix series will power its cars with electricity derived from algae as part of its promise to show...

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World’s first anti-collision devices to save night flying birds

  The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife & Energy Programme (EWT-WEP), in partnership with Eskom and Preformed Line Products, b...

Healthy Eating

Barley Tea Benefits: Cleansing, Cooling, and Delicious

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  Have you tried Japanese barley tea? Learn the cooling, cleansing barley tea benefits plus how to brew this beneficial tea.

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10 Best Foods for Healthy Skin (+ recipes!)

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What are the best foods for healthy skin? Here are the top 10, plus recipe ideas for each one.

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To Get Kids to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables, Should We Be Using Gimmicks?

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  We’re in a whatever-it-takes crisis mode when it comes to getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. But is a processed food a...

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Are There Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals In Wine?

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  According to Science Alert, a website covering Australasian science, a new study has found that 59% of tested French wines contain at...

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Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Almond Cookies Recipe with Chocolate Chips

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  This recipe, inspired by Nicole at A Dash of Compassion, is a game changer. It’s rare that a recipe is so good – and so easy– t...

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Buttermilk Substitute + 26 More This-for-That Swaps

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  Itching for some buttermilk-brined fried chicken, but you’re out of buttermilk? Did you know you can make a simple buttermilk subst...

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Triclosan-Free: How to Make Hand Sanitizer from Apple Cider Vinegar

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  Triclosan is a controversial hand sanitizer chemical linked to endocrine disruption as well as other human health and environmental i...

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10+ Ways to Use Banana Peels: Stamp Out Food Waste!

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  10+ Ways to Use Banana PeelsWe’ve written a lot about food waste lately. And as you probably know, the facts are startling: America...

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Books

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Comfort Food Makeovers: Healthy Alternat

Mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, soup...these are the comfort foods we crave—but many of us are af...

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Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to

We are what we eat, but we also are what we use to clean our homes, pamper our skin, and decorate our rooms, according to Renée Loux, accomplished r...

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The Collapse of Western Civilization: A

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring tempera...

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural Histo

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted....

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It's Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Ea

Surveys find that over 80 percent of Americans agree with the goals of the environmental movement. Sadly, most Americans admit to doing little more ...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An Easy Househol

Answers all of your recycling questions with a complete A-Z listing of everyday household items and how to recycle them. From old cell phones and E-...

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Simply Green Magazine - Issue 2, 2014