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Cape Town’s Best Braai Day Hot Spots

Cape Town’s Best Braai Day Hot Spots | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
These are a few of Cape Town’s favourite braai spots that are open to the public this Braai Day.
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California's wildflowers losing diversity in face of warmer, drier winters

California's wildflowers losing diversity in face of warmer, drier winters | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Native wildflowers in California are losing species diversity after multiple years of drier winters, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, which provides the first direct evidence of climate change impacts in the state's grassland communities.

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Solar energy to power Japan’s future | Hydrogen Fuel News

Solar energy to power Japan’s future | Hydrogen Fuel News | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Solar power could eventually replace fossil fuels and uranium in Japan.It is no secret that Japan is looking for alternative energy sources to replace traditional and less environmentally friendly sources of power like uranium and fossil fuels, but it appears that solar energy is the country’s preferred source of renewable power.One by one, oil-fired plants that once fueled the country’s economy are being shut down.

After the Fukushima disaster, support for nuclear power as an energy source declined. As many as 43 nuclear power plants have had to be shut down following the disaster at the nuclear power plant that occurred after the devastating 2011 tsunami. Since then, solar power has been viewed as a viable substitute.

 


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Rag Rug Cushion

Rag Rug Cushion | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Sew a cushion out of a rag rug. They are great for indoor and outdoor living and you don't even need a sewing machine. You can get the whole tutorial at Nur Noch. http://bit.ly/1R8Cxar


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Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil

Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Soil-conservation farming, a movement that promotes not tilling fields and using “green” manures, is gaining converts in tough environments and markets.

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Royal Dutch Shell Wants to Look for Oil in the Most Dangerous Drilling Environment in the World

Royal Dutch Shell Wants to Look for Oil in the Most Dangerous Drilling Environment in the World | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
An ice-choked ocean, tens of thousands of whales, no proven technology in case of emergency, and a mission for oil: what could possibly go wrong?

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Can We Reverse-Engineer the Environment? | Donovan Hohn Essay | New York Times Magazine

Can We Reverse-Engineer the Environment? | Donovan Hohn Essay | New York Times Magazine | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

Across the top of the map, above the Arctic’s Mer Glaciale, there floats a banner inscribed with a legend that in translation reads “New Discovery of Many Nations in New France in the years 1673 and 1674.” This legend is a bit misleading. Although the terrestrial features seem to have been distorted by a fun-house mirror, the aquatic features are strikingly recognizable and strikingly out of scale, as if we were peering down through a magnifying glass poised over the Great Lakes. Read the semi-legible calligraphic names along the coasts and riverbanks, and you begin to perceive that this isn’t really a map of North America nor of New France. It’s a navigation chart and a relic of a time when waterways assumed out-of-scale proportions in our geographies.

 

The map was hand-drawn by the explorer Louis Joliet. On the return leg of their 1673 expedition to the Mississippi and back, Joliet and his traveling companion, Père Marquette, made a discovery, a long-sought trade route through the heart of the continent by which — Joliet later reported — “a bark” could sail “by very easy navigation” from “New France” to “Florida,” or as we would put it, from Canada to the Gulf Coast. It is this discovery, this route, that Joliet’s hand-drawn navigation chart illustrates.

 

There was just one small obstacle to overcome, identified on his map by the word “portage,” written at the site of present-day Chicago. There, at the southwestern tip of Lake Michigan, the explorers had been obliged to lug their cargo and canoes across the “half a league” of prairie separating a tributary of the Mississippi, now known as the Des Plaines River, from the Chicago River, which in 1673 still flowed east into the nearby lake. Joliet, however, had an idea: “It would only be necessary,” he suggested, “to make a canal.” This suggestion would eventually alter the history of the continent, as well as its ecology. We are still reckoning with the consequences in 2015.

 

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How many Companies will actually invest in energy efficiency opportunities as a result of ESOS?

How many Companies will actually invest in energy efficiency opportunities as a result of ESOS? | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
How many ESOS Participants will actually invest in the Energy Efficiency Opportunities they identify? ESOS Suppliers - What’s your number?

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Our seas are in trouble: Extinction risk for 20-25% of well-known marine species

Our seas are in trouble: Extinction risk for 20-25% of well-known marine species | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Overfishing, pollution, climate change and destruction of habitats like coral reefs are all putting our seas in trouble but academics fear the risk is not being taken as seriously as concerns for the loss of animals and plants which live on land, experts say. Using the most comprehensive conservation data available for both marine and non-marine organisms, new research has shown that 20 to 25 per cent of the well-known species living in our seas are now threatened with extinction -- the same fig

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This is frightening news. 

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20 to 25% of marine and land, plant and animal species threatened with extinction, even this won't be enough to change our 'business as usual'?

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2014 is hottest year on record: NASA - Union Gazette

2014 is hottest year on record: NASA - Union Gazette | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON - The heat is on like in no way ahead of. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Friday that 2014 was the hottest year because record-maintaining began in 1880.

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Big Energy Question: How Do We Make Cities Sustainable?

Big Energy Question: How Do We Make Cities Sustainable? | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
From better mass transit to a stronger mix of renewable energy, what is the most important thing we can do to make cities smarter when it comes to energy use?

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Some good, basic points. 

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Some great point. Transport alone would be a massive help!
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This Pre-Holiday Checklist Will Save You Electricity and Money - Sustainable.co.za Blog

This Pre-Holiday Checklist Will Save You Electricity and Money - Sustainable.co.za Blog | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Save money and electricity while on vacation with this easy to use pre-holiday checklist.
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Electricity Consumption Explained - Sustainable.co.za Blog

Electricity Consumption Explained - Sustainable.co.za Blog | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
A simple guide to help you understand your electricity consumption habits and expenses.
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new app called Fashion Footprint gives shoppers the story behind their clothing choices at the point of sale and online

new app called Fashion Footprint gives shoppers the story behind their clothing choices at the point of sale and online | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

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Shining the Spotlight on Solar Powered Security Solutions - Sustainable.co.za Blog

Shining the Spotlight on Solar Powered Security Solutions - Sustainable.co.za Blog | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Power cuts can jeopardize home security. Here are 5 solar powered security solutions for when traditional power isn't an option.
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TireFlops: a Fashionable and Sustainable Footwear Solution

TireFlops: a Fashionable and Sustainable Footwear Solution | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it

TireFlops are the new ultralight and extra comfortable flip flops. With recycled tire out-soles for maximum grip and durability. http://bit.ly/1AgsGEu


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A Building That Breathes

A Building That Breathes | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Triptyque’s building of artists’ studios suggests a wholly different approach to the ecofriendly apartment block.

The exterior concrete walls bloom with life, as plants are able to grow through a system of irrigation using recycled rainwater and groundwater. Not unlike Paris’s Pompidou Centre, the structure is, to a degree, turned inside out. Its veinlike water pipes become part of the architecture.


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Skin patch turns friction into electricity to power wearables

Skin patch turns friction into electricity to power wearables | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Until we find that perfect technology to power wearables with our own bodies, scientists all over the world are going to keep developing possible candida

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More infectious diseases emerging because of climate change

More infectious diseases emerging because of climate change | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, says a noted zoologist affiliated with the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Want to Avoid Oils Gloom? Turn to the Sun, Says Outsider Nick Hodge

Want to Avoid Oils Gloom? Turn to the Sun, Says Outsider Nick Hodge | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
While some celebrated shale oil as a boom, Nick Hodge derided it as a Ponzi scheme. Today the shale sector quivers before the specter of falling oil prices, and the oil majors that have invested heavily in shale may be humbled. In this interview with The Energy Report, the founder of the Outsider Club and investment director of Early Advantage argues that nuclear energy is about to reassert itself, and that solar power is on the verge of becoming a major energy source. He also highlights one uranium and four solar companies with especially bright futures.

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Renewable Energy Enhances Home Values

Renewable Energy Enhances Home Values | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
A common tactic of the anti-renewable crowd is to spread rumors that renewable energy will depress home values.  Real world experience says, "Not so." New study says solar enhances home values. Phy...

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Renewable Energy Will Shrug Off Oil Slump, Say Analysts

Renewable Energy Will Shrug Off Oil Slump, Say Analysts | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Spending on renewable energy, which surged 16 percent in 2014, will remain strong this year, largely unaffected by the slumping oil prices that have artificially depressed their shares.

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Going Green: The Eco-Friendly Aspect of Cloud Computing

Going Green: The Eco-Friendly Aspect of Cloud Computing | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
When MSPs list the benefits of cloud computing to their clients, there's one that probably doesn't get the attention it deserves: the eco-friendly aspect of the cloud.

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Not only is it a way for businesses to make drastic changes in the preservation of our planet; it’s a good way for them to improve their public image.

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10 Amazing DIY Eco-Friendly Lighting Ideas - Sustainable.co.za Blog

10 Amazing DIY Eco-Friendly Lighting Ideas - Sustainable.co.za Blog | Sustainable Energy | Scoop.it
Light up the holidays with these 10 amazing DIY eco-friendly lighting ideas.
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