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Out of the ashes: Notes on the March 2015 Cape Town Wildfire

In the Mother City the mountains are ablaze. It is late summer. Four days ago the fire started in Farmer Peck’s Valley adjacent to the seaside suburb of Muizenberg, known for its surf and sharks. Sitting here at home it is 42°C and the sound of helicopters are a constant background alongside the low hum of […]

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Wild Coast Mining Conflict Back on the Boil

I have posted a fair bit on the proposed mining of Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape, the local opposition to it and the hardball tactics that the Australian-backed mining company has used to go ahead with its plans to mine the ilmenite-rich coast. Conflict over the mining of the Xolobeni area have resurfaced. Follow the Sustaining […]

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Greenpop Launched Crowdfunding Campaign for Eco-Education Hub

Hello! Here we go! We’re off and running – crowdfunding for a container to for an eco-education hub at our nursery in Woodstock. Help us in the transformation of this space to a community resource for environmental education and hands-on experience: “We have managed to transform this space from a pile of rubble to an […]

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SA Eco Film Fest Starts Tomorrow

  The South African Eco Film Festival starts tomorrow. Details HERE.

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A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source

Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone’s screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell. According to Richard Lunt, who led the research, the team are confident that the transparent solar panels can be efficiently deployed in a wide range […]

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