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Monday, 18 February 2008 14:40

South Africans Unite to Solve the Power Crisis

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{pp}Johannesburg - 18th February 2008 - Citizens of South Africa joined forces today to launch The Power of One, a national call to action for the people, by the people to rally together to use less power and save South Africa from pending disaster.
Wednesday, 13 February 2008 13:04

Load shedding

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{PP}There are many theories going around about why load shedding is happening. Mainly negative views: The guys at the top don’t know what they are doing. Bad planning. ”Heads need to roll!” I am an optimist and choose to believe this one: Our countries economy is growing at such an…
{pp}DURBAN – With soaring electricity costs and escalating energy demands, the Aircosaver, a simple and affordable air conditioner retrofit, will help businesses and households save up to 30 per cent on their air conditioning energy bills, announced David Amour of the Energy Partnership.  
{pp}Global monitoring system will provide universal access to comprehensive database on environmental change.Ministers and officials from 71 governments (plus the European Commission) and 42 international organizations are meeting in Cape Town from 28 to 30 November to advance their shared vision of a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)…
{pp}Save the world – unplug your charger from the wall.Inspired by Al Gore’s Climate In Crises, here are five ways to save the environment without spending a cent.
Wednesday, 11 July 2007 12:52

Portable Solar Energy

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{pp}Just about everyone relies on a cell phone… then there are laptops, satellite phones, portable GPS systems...portable electronics are popular as ever, but what do you do when you hear that ominous ‘beep’ telling you that your battery is low – and you are nowhere near an electrical socket? Southern…
Monday, 30 November -0001 01:30

Sappi Forests’ comment on fires in KwaZulu Natal Midlands

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{pp}During extreme weather conditions experienced in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands near Howick on Monday 25 June 2007, several runaway veld fires caused extensive fire damage to the property of Sappi Forests and other land owners in the area.
{pp}While Africa has been to some extent protected from the worst manifestations of acid rain, lead pollution and smog, it is by no means problem-free. In one of the quests for solutions, Shell SA is investing in today’s children by increasing their awareness and knowledge of environmental issues through its…
Tuesday, 29 May 2007 18:56

Has solar power's day finally dawned?

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{pp}You've seen them in the country - even on the odd eccentric's home in the city - and, like many people, you may have wondered why a country with such abundant sunshine (amongst the highest in the world, averaging 8 hours a day) has failed to embrace solar power more…
Wednesday, 02 May 2007 14:11

Wasting Away…Count Down To 2022

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{pp}Since the Polokwane Declaration of 2002, Waste Management has been under the spotlight. The aims of the Declaration are firstly to ensure that waste generation is reduced by 50% by 2012. Secondly owing to increasing pressure on available land for productive uses, there is limited space available for landfilling; the…
[] Scientists generally believe that Africa is the cradle of mankind. But where and when did human language originate and evolve? There is wide support for the view that also language emerged first in Africa. The merits and limitations of this view will be reassessed at a multidisciplinary, international conference…
[] South African National Parks Board’s (“Sanparks”) proposed slaughter of over 5,000 elephants in the Kruger National Park (KNP) is untenable, according to Lawrence Anthony, Founder of The Earth Organization, a South African-based international conservation organization.

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