Monthly Archives: March 2010

What If Everybody in Canada Flushed At Once?

[Translate] The water utility in Edmonton, EPCOR, published the most incredible graph of water consumption last week. By now you’ve probably heard that up to 80% of Canadians were watching last Sunday’s gold medal Olympic hockey game. So I guess … Continue reading

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7 Myths about Climate Change Science

[Translate] The science of climate change is not really the question at hand anymore. Of course, there is always more to learn, but that highly accelerated climate change is real and that humans are the main cause of that are … Continue reading

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Images of Earth Hour

[Translate] With Earth Hour almost completed, here are a few fascinating images of last nights events. The first two pictures are before and during photo’s and are probably the most stark difference seen so far at Victoria Harbour in Hong … Continue reading

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Sydney dims lights for Earth Hour

[Translate] Sydney – Sydney lost a little of its sparkle fleetingly on Saturday as Australians who are worried about climate change turned off lights for an hour. The voluntary and temporary outage was to register support for Earth Hour and … Continue reading

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Sulking in the dark

[Translate] Are you an Earth Hour Grinch? It’s a bit Green Kitsch, and it’s not going to change the world. But you should still Switch off on Saturday night. Before you decide if you’re ON or OFF, skim through these … Continue reading

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UN: Farming threatens forests

[Translate] Rome – Ambitious planting programmes in Asia and the US have helped slow the global rate of deforestation but farmers are still cutting trees to clear land at an alarmingly high rate, a UN survey released on Thursday shows. … Continue reading

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10 Interesting facts about Cape Town

[Translate] 1)  Cape Town was originally named by Bartolomeu Dias as the Cape of Storms. This was because of the terrible storms he had to endure on the East Coast of Cape Town. It was later renamed as the Cape of … Continue reading

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Hopes for St Lucia lake

[Translate] Durban – A donation of over R23m would be used to find an effective and sustainable solution for the hydrological problem of the St Lucia lake system, which is part of South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. The St … Continue reading

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Global Warming makes island disappear

[Translate] New Delhi – For nearly 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued over control of a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal. Now rising sea levels have resolved the dispute for them: The island’s gone. New Moore … Continue reading

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SA air quality system launched

[Translate] Pretoria – Policy makers and the general public will now be able to access centralised air quality information through a system aimed at reducing pollution in the country, the department of environmental affairs said on Tuesday. “This has a … Continue reading

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