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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...

Nine arrested for attempted rhino poaching, including a police constable

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  Pretoria - A police constable and his eight accomplices are expected to appear before the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court on...

Billions to move commuters from road to rail in SA

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  Cape Town – The Department of Transport will, over the next three years, invest billions of rands in the country’s tran...

Legal ivory sale will create grey market

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  Cape Town - South Africa’s probable application to sell its ivory stockpile in a new “one-off sale” in two years will...

Mystery deaths of Addo jackals probed

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  Durban - Tissue samples have been taken from 20 dead animals, following the grim discovery of their carcasses on Sunday at ...

SA to increase measures against rhino poaching

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  Pretoria - Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says South Africa will build on its robust measures to curb the incid...

No walk in the park for game rangers

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  The game ranger with a rifle slung across his shoulders follows a bush trail through South Africa’s famed Kruger National...

Giraffes were being moved from plush estate

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  Johannesburg - The exclusive Meyersdal Eco Estate never received permission from Gauteng conservation authorities for its g...

Southern African Wildlife College recognised at the Rhino Conservation Awards 2014

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  The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC), nominated for the 2014 Rhino Conservation Awards in the category “Best Awar...

Alarmingly high levels of elephant poaching across Africa

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  The level of elephant poaching across Africa remains alarmingly high, according to a new United Nations-backed report relea...

International Stories

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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...

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Solar Cell Breakthrough: “Artificial Leaf” Beats Photosynthesis At Its Own Game

  When a research team from Germany puts a microorganism from Japan to work in a solar cell, you’re either looking at the next iteration of the Godzilla series or a significant solar cell break...

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Alabama Gets First-In-World Carbon-Negative Algae Biofuel

  Holy floating photobioreactors, Batman! With a little help from the Japanese corporation IHI, Alabama can now lay claim to the world’s first algae biofuel system that also treats municipal wa...

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DIY Electric Bike Kickstart Campaign Underway

  Electric bikes are growing in popularity in nearly every urban area, but not everyone wants to ditch their current cruiser for a fancy motorized machine. Still, having an electric motor to assi...

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Self-Cooling Solar Cells For Better Performance & Longevity

  Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells—keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun.

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World’s Largest Biogas Project Stakes $80 Million On 88 Hog Manure Lagoons

  In what is being billed as the largest biogas operation of its kind, biogas specialist Roeslein Alternative Energy has teamed with Smithfield Foods and its Murphy-Brown livestock farming subsid...

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RMI Blows The Lid Off The “Baseload Power” Myth

  Peter Sinclair expressed a great thought in Climate Crocks recently that bears repeating: “Speaking to thousands and thousands of people has convinced me that, if you only talk about the prob...

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EV-Lite Project Reduces Battery Weight By 41%

  Electric cars are quickly overcoming the hurdles of cost and range anxiety, but one area that still needs improvement is the added weight of big battery packs.

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Tobacco Cures Ebola And Makes Tobacco Jet Biofuel, Too

  In the US they are used to thinking of tobacco as a quintessentially American crop, but according to the World Health Organization that all peaked in the 1960′s. Since then, the bulk of globa...

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MIT Turns Solar Steam Into Cheaper Energy, Clean Water

  Properties of graphite popcorn systemMIT scientists and engineers have a new twist on phase-changing renewable technology. It combines the most efficient generation of solar steam to date by ou...

Featured Articles

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Bike Campers! 8 Ultra-Mobile Pedal-Powered Shelters

You don’t need a gas-guzzling truck to haul around a camper, tent or emergency shelter – you can use the power of your leg muscles with...

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No Power, No Problem: Zero-Energy Gadgets for the Home

Want to cut back your electricity use at home, or go off grid altogether? There are plenty of options for fun and practical gear and applia...

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Beijing Cut Coal Use By 7 Percent, Proving Intentions

  The Chinese capital of Beijing has been making a lot of noise of late with regards to fighting their well-publicized pollution levels...

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Germany’s Renewables Did It Again, A New Record!

  Germany’s renewables did it again, a new record! According to the Fraunhofer institute, renewable energy produced about 81 TWh, or ...

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The Rise Of Solar Pumps In India

  During his budget speech, India Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley announced a $67 million package for installing 100,000 solar-powere...

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Electric Vehicle Sales Expected To Grow Globally To 1.8 Million By 2023

  The rise of the electric vehicle has been predominantly centered in North America and Europe, but new figures from Navigant Research ...

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Great Green Packaging: 10 Sustainable Innovations

Built-in carrying systems, multiple functions, compact solutions and just plain smart twists on the conventional make these 10 (more!) &nbs...

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UK To Allow Autonomous Cars Starting Next Year

  The dawn of the driverless car is here, and all over the world countries are planning for the inevitable adoption of autonomous cars....

Healthy Eating

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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Omega 3 vs Omega 6 Fatty Acids: What’s the Difference?

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  Every wondered what the difference is between omega 3 vs omega 6 fatty acids? Here’s a quick lesson.

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Are There Any Coconut Water Benefits?

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  Have you ever wondered: What exactly are the coconut water benefits for your health? Well, you’re not alone and the question has be...

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6 Immune Boosting Foods to Fight Cold and Flu (+ tips!)

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  Cold and flu season may not be here yet, but there’s something even more punishing about summer sickness, isn’t there? Try these ...

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Vinegar Cleaning Without the Vinegar Smell

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  This DIY infused vinegar isn’t for pouring onto your salads. It’s for making vinegar cleaning supplies that actually smell good f...

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Is breast milk vegan?

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  Parents-to-be hear constantly that “breast is best,” but do vegan parents have to skip breastfeeding to align with their beliefs?...

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Thoughts on Vegan Masculinity

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  I have been a vegan for over 15 years. I have been a man for over 35 years. When I went vegan, I never felt particularly troubled as ...

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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