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Concentrated solar power, or CSP, is a pretty extraordinary technology; it uses an array of mirrors to focus the sun's energy onto a central tower, where the heat is then turned into electricity. There
After 30 years in development, the first-ever malaria vaccine has received a positive recommendation from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) committee. GlaxoSmithKline announced this morning that
Google is reportedly stepping up their investments in renewable energy. Apple may be the world's greenest tech company, but the search engine giant is primed to get serious about clean energy sources.
Money sadly doesn’t grow on trees. However, what does grow on trees can earn a person quite a bit of money, if there is a market for it. An icon of the savanna, the baobab tree is well-established in
The dead zones are spreading. No, it’s not a sign of the zombie apocalypse, though the consequences could be just as dire. A recent study by the European Geosciences Union's journal
Samsung and Pavegen have collaborated to give shoppers in Sandton City shopping mall a positive take on renewable energy, as part of Samsung’s ‘What If I Can’ campaign.
Brought to you by South African Tourism (photo) Got a thirst for adrenaline? Check out these BIG five must-do activities for any global thrill seeker to embark upon in the world-class adventure
Tippi's wild upbringing was documented by her parents Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert. The photo series looks like a real life Jungle Book where one can see the beautiful, deep relationship she had with
Built lightly into a 33,000-acre concession on the eastern reaches of Kruger National Park near the South Africa–Mozambique border, Singita Sweni Lodge and Singita Lebombo are dedicated to respecting
Africa’s largest wind farm, the Tarfaya Energy Project, has finally begun producing green energy off Morocco’s Southern Atlantic Coast. Sprawling over 22,000 acres, the 131 wind turbine project began
China's demand for ivory is growing and so are the number of elephants being poached to meet that demand. According to Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants, 100,000 elephants have been
Although its location is yet to be confirmed, the Al Noor Tower is slated to be built in Casablanca—Morocco's largest city—and will also become the tallest skyscraper in Africa, beating
The Nakuru earthbag orphanage stands out from the surrounding architectural typology, which is dominated by stone and concrete homes. The use of local earth as the primary construction material not only
South Africa is a historically coal-hungry nation, producing around 225 million tonnes of the stuff each year. But just two years ago, government leaders pledged to invest an incredible $5.4 billion in
South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida and designers Dokter + Misses have just launched a new and sustainable pod living system, the POD-Indawo. The locally designed and manufactured "nano-pod
Located about four hours from Cape Town, the Swartberg House is situated between mountain ranges on a remote site in a semi-desert landscape. The remote location allows for dark, star-filled nights,
Currently inhabited and fully functioning, the Wheel Story House recently opened for public tours earlier this year. Ansah hopes that by inviting others to view his unique house, he will inspire the
Sir David Attenborough has added his voice to the campaign demanding U.K. company Soco International stop exploring for oil in Virunga National Park. Established in 1925, Virunga is Africa’s oldest
Africa's Western black rhino was officially declared extinct in 2011, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The subspecies was last seen in 2006. The Northern white
Multicolor Recycled Shipping Containers Provide a Bright Learning Environment for Kids in South Africa
Johannesburg-based Architects of Justice were commissioned to design the library, but after the project ran out of money, the design team had to go back to the drawing board and come up with a solution
UK-based nonprofit WaterMade is a social enterprise that raises money for water projects across East Africa by selling jewelry handmade from recycled materials by women's groups in Kampala, Uganda.
We take electricity for granted in the developed world, but did you know that 1.6 billion people - a full one quarter of the world's population - don’t have access to reliable electricity? The
Set against the backdrop of Table Mountain, Portside covers an entire city block in Cape Town's emerging financial district and is considered the city's first significant high-rise since the early 1990s.
As the Ebola virus continues to wreak havoc in West Africa, a new Ebola vaccine will be tested on humans for the first time this week. The vaccine is being developed by the National Institutes of Health
It is a sad fact and indicator of the inequality of our society that many of those who put in the labor may never taste its fruits. A group of cocoa bean farmers in Africa’s Ivory Coast recently had the
In 2011, Lillian Weber started sewing dresses for the charity Little Dresses for Africa and she has been sewing one every single day since then. It’s all part of the 99-year old's mission to make 1,000
The architects’ primary goal was to create a design which would incorporate elements of South African heritage and style without compromising the aesthetic and structural integrity of the existing
Almost one billion people on Earth have no access to clean drinking water, and dirty water and a lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all disease and kill more people than all forms of violence. Jane
It started in Guinea earlier this year, when several people died of the Ebola virus disease. From there it spread across West Africa to Liberia and Sierra Leone, and now more than 1,100 people have
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