Monthly Archives: June 2010

Night flight for solar plane

[Translate] Geneva – The prototype of a pioneering Swiss bid to fly around the world on solar energy aims to take to the skies on Thursday in the first attempt at a night flight fuelled by the sun, the team … Continue reading

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Top 10 kitchen trends

[Translate] A kitchen remodel not only adds significant value to your home, but it can also improve your quality of life. If you are thinking of giving your outdated kitchen a much needed makeover, it is important to consider current … Continue reading

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Power pain for Cape Town

[Translate] The City of Cape Town’s electricity tariffs will rise by a quarter this week, the municipality said on Tuesday. The hike, effective from 1 July was the result of Eskom’s 29 percent increase in bulk tariffs to the city. … Continue reading

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Cheaper electric cars coming

[Translate] Mitsubishi is aiming to slash the price of its iMiEV electric vehicle within two years of its debut in the US and Europe, according to reports in Japanese media. By 2012, Mitsubishi believes that it can reduce the price … Continue reading

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Oil spill now hits Mississippi

[Translate] New Orleans – A “significant” amount of emulsified oil has washed ashore in Mississippi for the first time since the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill began 10 weeks ago, state officials said on Sunday. The governor’s office said … Continue reading

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‘Carbon storage’ idea leaky

[Translate] Paris – Dreams of braking global warming by storing carbon emissions from power plants could be undermined by the risk of leakage, according to a study published on Sunday. Rich countries have earmarked tens of billions of dollars of … Continue reading

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Eskom’s R12m ticket splurge

[Translate] While Eskom is embroiled in heated wage negotiations that could lead to blackouts, the Mail & Guardian has established that the troubled power producer spent R12,6-million on football tickets for the 2010 Fifa World Cup — including some of … Continue reading

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Cap back after underwater nudge

[Translate] New Orleans – A cap was back in place on BP’s broken oil well after a deep-sea blunder forced crews to temporarily remove what has been the most effective method so far for containing some of the massive Gulf … Continue reading

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Toxic metals threaten whales

[Translate] Agadir – American scientists who spent five years shooting nearly 1 000 sperm whales with tissue-sampling darts discovered stunningly high levels of toxic heavy metals in the animals on their voyage, according to a report obtained on Thursday. The … Continue reading

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Anti-corruption, pollution conditions attached to Eskom loan

[Translate] Eskom’s World Bank loan is subject to conditions on combating corruption and mitigating the impact of greenhouse gas pollution, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday. Gordhan revealed in reply to a parliamentary question that the World Bank had … Continue reading

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