Local Stories

SA wheat-output forecast hiked

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  Johannesburg - South Africa raised its estimate for wheat production this year by 0.6 percent, the Crop Estimates Committee...

Wildlife in danger as rivers dry up

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  Durban - As drought tightens its grip in Zululand, conservation staff in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park have started digging up...

Changes ‘putting elephants at risk’

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  Cape Town - Animal welfare groups say changes in the government’s regulations regarding the welfare of elephants could op...

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...

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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That’s No Weed! 10 Valuable Medicinal & Edible Plants In Your Yard

The cure for your cough, poison ivy rash, muscle spasms or hormonal imbalance could be growing right in your backyard at this very moment. ...

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Air Pollution From Cars Harms Babies

  I’ll be honest. I found this surprising, even for someone pretty heavily biased towards electric vehicles. However, a study out of ...

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Offshore Wind Power Costs To Fall 30-40% In 10 Years

  On Day 2 of my cleantech tour of Germany, one of the big events was the WindEnergy Hamburg 2014 trade fair. It is reportedly the larg...

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China’s Per Capita Emissions Have Exceeded Those Of Europe

  Just months before the world would sit down in an annual ritual to discuss the future of the global effort to address the issue of cl...

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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...

Healthy Eating

Salty Foods Are Causing Big Problems for Our Kids

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  Want healthy kids? Here are 3 “this leads to that” salty foods facts to think about…

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How to Cook Pasta to Perfection

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  I thought I knew how to cook pasta, but it turns out I’ve been doing it wrong for my entire adult life. Here’s how to cook pasta ...

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7 Toxic Chemicals in Food and How to Ditch Them

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  Even with the best intentions we sometimes let common toxic chemicals in food, food packaging, and kitchen cleaning supplies sneak in...

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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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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