Are we using up more than what is available?
Our current global population is 7.2 billion and growing. (1) Earth’s total resources are only good for 2 billion people at the current demand. Let’s do the math, and it is obvious that the result is a negative.
The way we’re living, we are already using 2 to 3 times more of the Earth’s natural resources than what is sustainable. READ MORE
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According to findings presented at the 2012 Conference on Water Scarcity in Africa: Issues and Challenges, it is estimated that, by 2030, between 75 million and 250million people in Africa will be living in areas of high water stress, and there is likelihood of displacement as the conditions become increasingly unlivable.Integrated water resource management aims to provide access to sufficient water resources, ensure water is available for productive use and secure the environmental function of water. READ MORE
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The state of South Africa’s electricity system was in dire straits last week, with Eskom losing almost half of its available capacity on Tuesday, plunging the country into stage-three load-shedding.
Experts expect the situation to get worse come winter, despite the government’s confidence that the power grid is sufficiently stable. READ MORE
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Eskom’s Sere Wind Farm near Vredendal in the Western Cape has achieved its full commercial operational capacity of 100MW.
In a statement on Monday, the utility said the wind farm achieved full commercial operational capacity on 31 March in line with the commitments by Eskom in terms of both time and cost. READ MORE
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Five years after the worst US offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable. READ MORE
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