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I will die for water

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No vision in Karoo fracking plans

A well written article from the Green Times: What is it going to take to stop the plans to threaten our sensitive Karoo region from being destroyed by Shell’s plans to blow it apart in search of natural gas? A … Continue reading

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Get the frack out of my Karoo

Oh good, we’ve found a new way to ruin the environment Matthew Du Plessis: “Fracking” doesn’t mean what it used to mean. In the good old days, it was a wholesome substitute for an unprintable expletive – used to its … Continue reading

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Water Tanks -6 Reasons Why You Should Have One

There was a time – not that long ago – when almost every house had its own water tank and harvesting rainwater was something that just happened during the course of life, not a big environmental event. But as more … Continue reading

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Bitou council hopes ease Plett’s water problems

  Themba Boyi |   The Bitou Municipality has put out a tender for the construction of a desalination plant.The Water Affairs Department and the municipality have signed an agreement for the release of R20,000,000 to construct the plant in … Continue reading

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Rain-making lasers could trigger showers on demand

Lasers that stimulate condensation may help to induce rain artificially. Zeeya Merali Make rain while the laser shines.J-P. Wolf / University of Geneva   The rain dance is getting a twenty-first-century revamp using laser technology. Optical physicists have demonstrated that … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela Bay declared a drought disaster area!

NELSON Mandela Bay was declared a drought disaster area yesterday, allowing the city to apply for R1.6-billion in emergency funding to tackle the crisis. As supply dam levels continued to fall to just 36% of capacity and warnings were sounded … Continue reading

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