This solar power system converts twice as much of the sun’s energy as existing technology

May 15, 2015 by  
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When it comes to solar electricity , efficiency is the key to success. And a new solar electric project in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert may just be the most efficient system that exists in the world today. Swedish energy company, Ripasso , is taking advantage of the intense South African Sun to test its small-scale solar concentrator system that combines military technology with an idea from a 19 th  century Scottish engineer and clergyman. The results? The system converts a whopping 34 percent of the sun energy into electricity that goes straight into the grid. That’s about twice as much as traditional solar systems. Read the rest of This solar power system converts twice as much of the sun’s energy as existing technology Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: africa solar power most efficient , most efficient solar concentrator , ripasso efficient solar power system , world’s most efficient solar power system

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Photographer Zach Seckler Snaps Rare and Beautiful Aerial Photographs of Botswana Wildlife

January 23, 2014 by  
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Film Exposes Fracking in World’s Second Largest Wildlife Preserve

November 25, 2013 by  
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Kalahari Desert photo from Shutterstock Botswana government officials are in hot water over fracking in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve , which is the second largest wildlife preserve in the world. The fracking may have been going on for over a decade without public knowledge – until the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa ’s film “ The High Cost of Cheap Gas ” exposed footage of fracking equipment on the land. Locals are enraged as the fragile Kalahari ecosystem is at risk from coal bed methane pollution due to fracking. Read the rest of Film Exposes Fracking in World’s Second Largest Wildlife Preserve Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Central Kalahari Game Reserve , eco design , fracking , green design , kalahari desert , Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa , sustainable design , The High Cost of Cheap Gas        

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Matthew Carden’s Fantastical Food Photographs Pay Tribute to the Bounty We Eat

November 25, 2013 by  
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Pilus Energy Uses Bacterial Robots to Turn Sewage into Electricity, Water, and Biogas

November 25, 2013 by  
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Image of woman sitting on a toilet via Shutterstock Across the globe, access to clean water and renewable sources of energy are in constant demand and we have curated a slew of interesting solutions. But Ohio-based Pilus Energy has engineered a new, multi pronged approach to these problems with a group of bacterial robots, or “BactoBots” that remediate human and animal waste by turning the sewage into electricity, biogas, and water. Read the rest of Pilus Energy Uses Bacterial Robots to Turn Sewage into Electricity, Water, and Biogas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bactobots , Bactobots turn sewage into water and energy , biogas , Bioremediation , cincinnati , crowd funding waste to energy and water projects , Electricity , epa testing and evaluation facility , fuel cell , generating renewable energy for the developing world , genetically modified bacteria , germ key , kickstarter , OHIO , pilus energy , Pilus Energy Bactobots , renewable energy , wastewater treatment , water issues        

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The “Wagon of Knowledge” is a Mobile Cultural Center for Remote Communities in Ecuador

November 25, 2013 by  
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Sociable Weavers Build Giant Climate-Controlled Nests in the Kalahari Desert

February 19, 2013 by  
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UN Warns of Harmful Resource Rush as Arctic Ice Melts at Record Rate

February 19, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock This week, the United Nations’ Environment Programme released a new report warning that a rush for Arctic resources would threaten an already fragile ecosystem . As Arctic ice melts at a rate never seen before , many are concerned by the unfolding ecological catastrophe—but others are seeing dollar signs. Melting ice is making it easier for humans to extract minerals and fossil fuels from the Arctic—which, ironically, is the very activity that is causing the ice to melt.  Read the rest of UN Warns of Harmful Resource Rush as Arctic Ice Melts at Record Rate Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Achim Steiner , arctic ice , arctic sea ice , Climate Change , Denmark , fossil fuels , global warming , greenland , Iceland , melting ice , mining , north pole , russia , UN , United Nations , United Nations Environment Programme , united states

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