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When playing soccer became a renewable source of energy

Many governments and private organizations around the world are searching for new ways of producing energy. Often, the focus is on renewable energy -energy that comes from natural resources (or natural capital) that are constantly and sustainably replenished. Yet, we

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Back to basics: a room for small changes, everyday?

Going back to basics like switching off lights in unoccupied rooms can go a long way in the reduction of fossil fuel effects on the environment, especially if 49m people do it consistently. This is a South African government initiative

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Is China Colonizing Africa?

Today Reuters published an update on China-Africa strategic partnership as President Hu addressed the opening ceremony of Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing. President Hu called China the “good brother” of Africa and offered

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African Sun for Europe

The plan is to put a huge amount of solar power plants in the Sahara Desert and bring the power into Europe the project would eventually supply Europe with approximately 50% of if energy needs.

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Posted in climate change, corporate sustainability, economic development, energy, food, government policy, industrial ecology, sustainable buildings, sustainable development, sustainable living, sustainable technologies

Population

I purpose a solution to these problems that some might consider against their religion or downright raciest.

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Are Bio-fuels an Economic Driver for Developing Nations?

Over the past forty years America and Europe have been benefiting through protective policy behaviour in the form of subsidies, and international trade tariffs. This has been at the detriment to African countries, where farmers are unable to get a

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The last person to leave may not have any lights to turn out…

My reflection: It is clear to me that sustainable development won’t make any real progress until almost all of the nations reach a critical state where the global economy becomes paralyzed by the environmental constraints. Until such a point, exploitation

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