Local Stories

New Knersvlakte Nature Reserve proclaimed

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  The Knersvlakte, one of the crown jewels in the country’s rich botanical treasure trove, has been added to the national n...

Women the untapped connection in water

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  Pretoria – Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says women should be the developers and implementers of new te...

2014 Nedbank Capital Sustainable Business Awards recognise African companies with sustainability in their DNA

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  30 October 2014 – The lasting success and growth of any modern business hinges entirely on its ability to effectively bal...

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 ...

International Stories

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New “Tinker Toy” Test Could Send Solar Energy Costs Into Free-Fall

  Solar energy costs are already dropping faster than you can say “solar energy costs are dropping,” and along comes a new development that could accelerate the trend even more. The project, ...

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Wireless Sensors Help Optimize Building Energy Efficiency

  Joe Costello, Enlighted CEO and chairman, generously answered some questions for CleanTechnica about his company’s technology and its benefits. Check them out below.

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Energy Storage Slam-Dunk: Graphene + Carbon Nanotubes + Li-ion EV Batteries

  Holy gilding the lily, Batman! Researchers at Australia’s Queensland University of Technology are hot on the trail of a new energy storage concept that melds our two favorite next-millennium ...

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Energy Floors Partners With OTEM2000 To Create Kinetic + Solar Energy Floors

  Energy FloorsImagine floors that convert the energy of walking people into electricity. Electricity from pedestrian power plus a bit from solar panels. This is all more than imagination thanks ...

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Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Initiative — 3-Year Project To Improve American Wind Turbine Production

  A 3-year, $6.3 million dollar project to improve every aspect of the American wind turbine production process/industry was recently begun via a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories,...

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Solar Energy Storage System For Homes and Businesses Unveiled

  An 8.6 kWh lithium-ion solar energy storage system for residential and commercial use has been launched by JuiceBox Energy. It is designed to work with grid-tied or off-grid solar systems. It f...

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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...

Featured Articles

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Southern Exposure: 7 Amazing Images Of The Aurora Australis

    Advertisement   The Aurora Australis or “Southern Lights” may be less known but they’re just as beautiful as their...

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Urban Ag Grows Up: World’s Largest Rooftop Farm In Chicago

  Urban agriculture has been getting rather sciencey lately, so we perked up when news of a planned commercial scale “state of the ar...

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First Large-Scale Carbon Capture Power Plant In World Now Online In Canada

  The first large-scale carbon capture power plant in the world recently came online in the Canadian region of Saskatchewan. The $1.3 b...

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Solar Mapping Tool Will Evaluate Solar Potential of Every Roof

  Cost of Solar. A rooftop solar mapping and assessment tool developed at MIT could eventually make it dead simple to discover the sola...

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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...

Healthy Eating

3 Updated Margarita Recipes

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  I’m doing some research on 1995 for a project I’m working on and came across a quintessential 1990′s cocktail, the frozen straw...

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Are Germ Killing Soaps Killing Us?

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  The folks at The Feingold Diet have once again alerted me to new research recently presented by the American Chemical Society.

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Is the Secret to Sustaining a Vegetarian Diet Eating Plant…Blood?

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  You know how the saying goes: you can lead a meat-eater to a millet-kale burger, but he will run away screaming “I need bacon!” O...

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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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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