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Cape Town sports are hit hard by its water crisis

Cape Town, South Africa is a sports-mad city. Rugby, soccer, cricket, cycling and more have passionate followings among many of the “Mother City’s” 3.7 million residents. But with…

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This Easy-To-Use Beehive Is Bringing Honey To Backyards

This Easy-To-Use Beehive Is Bringing Honey To Backyards. It took a decade for Stuart and Cedar Anderson, a father and son living in rural Australia, to find a solution to a challenge they’d…

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5 Aspects of Zero Energy Buildings

The last year two years have been good for zero energy buildings, according to our latest list of certified and emerging zero energy buildings by the New Buildings Institute. This list, published…

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Residents in water-scarce areas need to adjust, says water department

Residents in water-scarce areas of the country need to recognise and adjust to the watersupply limitations, especially those in drought-stricken areas, the water and sanitation department said on…

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Brilliant Ideas That Buy Us Time Before Cape Town Reaches Day Zero

In just over 100 days, researchers expect Cape Town to run out of water. The South African megacity has traditionally enjoyed abundant rains during winter and a warm, pleasant climate during summer,…

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Filtering salt and metal ions from water is now a reality.

With two billion people worldwide lacking access to clean and safe drinking water, joint research by Monash University, CSIRO and the University of Texas at Austin published today in Sciences…

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What happens when every roof in America has solar panels?

When you’re scoping out possible futures, it’s useful to ask a lot of “what if?” questions. For example, what if we could install solar panels on every suitable roof in the United States? How much…

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Forgotten Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Nearly six months after the storm, residents of a Texas town face red tape, long waits and ‘a gigantic housing crisis’ As Hurricane Harvey howled through the night and the roof and walls of their…

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Green Concrete – An Update

Concrete that absorbs carbon dioxide has made slow progress but is finally hitting the market. In 2010, this publication cited more environmentally friendly concrete as one of its 10 Breakthrough…

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Traditional buildings can teach architects about sustainability

Long before foam insulation and concrete tower blocks, humans were finding ingenious ways to address their needs through architecture. Using local materials and inherited construction techniques,…

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