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Many scientists now believe the Arctic will be completely ice free in the summertime between 2011 and 2015, some 80 years ahead of what scientists had predicted just a few years ago.

Cartridge World….Green and Cash wise

I learned that it takes some 450 years for a laser cartridge to bio-degrade!

Environmental Upshot of the Global Crunch

I know that I have commented about this topic in the past, but I think that it is worth raising again.  Many of you will know that airlines have been cutting their flight schedules as a result of the downturn in the world economy. Recent reports suggest that that airlines, as a result of these…

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Remember your Pick ‘n Pay Green Bag???

Do you remember the R5,00 you paid for you green Pick ‘n Pay green bag, then you got the matching cooler bag!. You may have even bought 5 or 6 Green bags because you do bulk shopping.  Do you remember the guilt that you experienced the first time you forgot to take the bags with…

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We are to blame…..

Below an article that I stumbled, clearly now we can put to rest, if anyone still had any doubt, that we are causing the global warming that we are experiencing! The rise in temperatures at Earth’s poles has for the first time been attributed directly to human activities, according to a study.   The work,…

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Battery powered solutions coming to the for….

I picked up the article below about plans to build a huge network of battery recharging centres in Australia. While battery powered cars are nothing new, the point that this makes is that countries are needing to look seriously at alternative energy sources. This solution would appear to make sense, in that it is convenient…

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Turn your sale of scrap into a Carbon offsetting investment

I have for a while now been thinking how to take small to medium businesses down the road of becoming more aware of the impact that they have on the environment. There are a number of issues that you come across when you talk to them. Mostly they do not know where to start, they feel…

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I see trees of green, not too many red roses…

But this is exactly how I like it!!!   You may not know this, but currently I am on a few days break with my family and having an awesome time. Looking out across the lake and river that runs by our holiday accommodation, I am reminded just how beautiful this world really can be. We have…

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  HERE’S TO VISIONARIES, MANIACS AND WIDE-EYED DREAMERS – Guest Post by Derek Smith I have always been fascinated by the bizarre, the strange, the thoughts and actions of people that practice their craft and follow their dreams outside conventional boundaries. It is well known that Galileo Galilei is considered to be the father of…

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Auto makers fail to reach emissions targets

In 1999 the European Commission set manufacturers the goal to get emissions down to 140 g/km. This has not been achieved, below an extract from “The Adamms report” “Well, guess what? It’s 2008 and nine years on that 140g/km has not been met. In fact, very few cars on the market today can lay claim…

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