Local Stories

Government’s nuclear plan ignores its own energy advice

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  Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – South Africa should consider safe energy sources other than nuclear in order to save people...

Agulhas National Park opens new chalets

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  Pretoria – The South African National Parks has launched seven brand new chalets in the Agulhas National Park. This is in...

Source to sea paddling expedition to highlight the importance of community and river conservation

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  WESSA has partnered with the TriWaters Tour – a ‘source to sea’ expedition on the Vaal River to be undertaken by thre...

Over 1000 rhinos poached in SA this year

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  Pretoria - The number of rhinos poached this year has tipped the 1000 mark, the Department of Environmental Affairs announc...

Draft shark biodiversity plan out for public comment

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  Pretoria – Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has called on the public to comment on the draft Shark Biodiversity...

State-of-the-art buses launched in Tshwane

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  Pretoria – Commuters in the City of Tshwane can look forward to travelling in style and comfort with the new state-of-the...

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...

International Stories

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Old Laptop Batteries Could Help Light Developing Countries

  IBM researchers in India have discovered that 70% of discarded laptop batteries have enough capacity to power an LED light bulb for 4 hours per day for a year. This is due to the fact that lapt...

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Electric & Hybrid Ship Technologies Moving Forward… In Norway, Of Course

  The technologies of diesel-electric and fully-electric propulsion systems are continuing to develop in Norway, according to recent reports, thereby allowing for cuts in shipping costs and the r...

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Crazy Steampunk Contraption Shoots Out Low Cost Solar Cells

  In the quest for low cost solar cells, researchers have been diving into some strange new territory. The latest development comes courtesy of the University of Toronto, where researchers have c...

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US Navy Pushes Solar Energy Storage Solution

  We just got wind of a major new oil industry campaign to tear down California’s clean energy rules, but we’re thinking these guys are going to be outflanked by the shockingly rapid growth o...

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Teen’s Ocean Cleanup Concept Lets Currents Do the Work by Steph

    Advertisement   Trying to wrap your head around the amount of trash that’s currently floating in the world’s oceans is no easy feat, especially since it just keeps growing and ...

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US Navy Shells Out 3 Million Clams For Wave Energy

  It’s been a while since we checked into the US Navy wave energy test site in Hawaii, but our friends over at Columbia Power Technologies steered us in that direction to check out their new St...

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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 ...

Featured Articles

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Superfood Cocktails: 10 Vitamin-Packed Alcoholic Drink Recipes

    Advertisement   If only cocktails were really health tonics, the world would be a brighter and happier place. Nobody’s...

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WHO Report: Climate Change To Cause 250,000 “Extra Deaths” A Year By 2030

  Climate change will be the cause of roughly 250,000 “extra” deaths a year by 2030, according to a recent report from the World He...

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World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Is Now In Operation

  Did you hear about the largest solar power plant in the world and how it is now producing electricity? Did it make the nightly broadc...

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France Jumps Feet First Into Tidal Energy, Offshore Wind To Come 2015

  A round of government leasing for tidal pilot projects in France completed this week, with companies including GDF Suez, Alstom, and ...

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Stunning Bamboo Interiors: 10 Incredibly Intricate Sustainable Spaces

    Advertisement   Few sustainable materials lend themselves to artistic architecture quite like bamboo, a highly renewable...

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Nestle UK Turning Unsold, Rejected Chocolates Into Electricity

  Nestle’s Fawdon-based confectionary factory has installed a 200 kW power generation unit that converts leftover chocolates and resi...

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Yet Another Claim For World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant

  Floating solar is “the new solar” these days. Everyone wants blue panels on top of water reservoirs. If you have been following o...

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What’s Cheaper: Solar Hot Water Systems Or Solar PV?

  If you were asked whether solar hot water systems or solar PV systems were more economical at heating water, what would you say?

Healthy Eating

Could wheat allergies be a pesticide problem?

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  Wheat allergies and celiac disease seem to become more prevalent every year. Have we suddenly become intolerant to gluten, or is some...

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Mima’s Holiday Shortbread Cookies [Recipe]

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  This food memory and holiday shortbread recipe comes from Sous Chef Emily Chapman of Louro restaurant in New York City.

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Could wheat allergies be a pesticide problem?

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  Wheat allergies and celiac disease seem to become more prevalent every year. Have we suddenly become intolerant to gluten, or is some...

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The Best Diet for the Planet is also Ideal for Humans: Local Plants

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  Vegetarians can add another helping of kale to their plates. According to a study published in the recent issue of the journal Nature...

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What is Sustainable Food? Learn from some Green Teens.

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  I’ve been writing about good eating for a couple of years now, but I still have to ponder the meaning of “sustainable food.” In...

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Kitchen Hacks Your Mom Never Taught You

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  Dear Mom, Thanks for teaching me to sprinkle baking soda on a stovetop fire, cover leftovers with clean shower caps, and liquify hone...

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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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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