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Ed’s voice … The missing link is organic essence


picking the berriesWe have some great victories to celebrate this week: Princesvlei is saved! This treasured ecosystem, important to folk of various faiths, will not be turned into yet another shopping mall. Thanks to all of us who helped prevent this plan from the 1999 council from becoming a reality, not forgetting the late Father John Oliver. […]
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Natuur: Menslik. Opkoms van KVK pollutici


aloe-vera-cocktail-wallpaperKlimaatveranderingskonferensie. Wes-Gondwanaland. 25 000+ groenreisigers laat 'n spoor van . . .? Mpho stoot 'n trollie van herwinning.
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Rescue efforts to continue in flood-hit SA


Madibeng flood disasterSearch-and-rescue operations will continue in parts of the country affected by recent heavy rains, Cabinet said last week. In a post-Cabinet briefing, Acting Minister of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Angie Motshekga expressed condolences to the families of over 30 people killed in the flooding that hit parts of the North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, and KwaZulu-Natal.
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Lourens River to receive emergency repairs after severe flooding


Lourens River flood Somerset West repairsAs part of the City of Cape Town’s commitment to building a safe city, emergency repairs and the replacement of damaged infrastructure will start soon at Lourens River, following the severe flooding in Somerset West on 15 and 16 November last year. The City had requested financial assistance to deal with the required emergency work after the area was declared a provincial disaster.
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Economic inequity will be the death of us


NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will EndAccording to a new study, we only have a few decades left before everything we know and hold dear collapses. The report, written by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center along with a team of natural and social scientists, explains that modern civilization is doomed. And there's not just one particular group to blame, but the entire fundamental structure and nature of our society.
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Northern Thailand warned to ‘brace for disasters’


Northern Thailand warned to 'brace for disasters'The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has issued a warning for summer thunderstorms and isolated hailstorms during Mar 21 - 23. According to Director-General Chatchai Promlert, a medium intense low pressure system is expected to park itself over the Northeast and then the northern region of Thailand on Friday and the weekend, before moving to other regions.
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Climate change fuelled storms cost China $2.6 bln in 2013


flooded streets after rainstorms triggered by Typhoon Haiyan hit ChinaClimate change fuelled storm waves and rising sea levels cost China 16.3 billion yuan ($2.6 bln) and killed 121 people in 2013, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said. China is the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases which scientists say is driving climate change. Southern Guangdong province was hit hardest, recording 7.4 billion yuan worth of damage, the SOA said in a new report. Storm waves caused 94 percent of the destruction, it said.
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Deliberate landslide in storm-hit Dawlish brings red seas


Deliberate landslide in storm-hit Dawlish brings red seasThese pictures show a deliberate landslip at Dawlish that has turned the sea red after tonnes of earth and stone fell into the water. Specialist fire crews helped set off a controlled landslide above the Dawlish to Teignmouth rail track where workmen are battling to reopen the line.
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