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Tag: carbon

Clean energy’s dirty secrets

WHAT could be more agreeable? Oodles of electricity free of charge and free of carbon. Two big claims are made for solar and wind energy. One is that it is cheap. However,...

SA ranked worst carbon performer in G20

SOUTH Africa remains one of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, and has been ranked the worst G20 performer in terms of carbon intensity, followed by China, in the latest Pricewaterhousecoopers...

Turning plastic waste into hydrogen gas & carbon nanotubes

by Bob Yirka , Phys.org  A team of researchers from the U.K., China, and Saudi Arabia has developed a process for converting plastic waste into hydrogen gas and carbon nanotubes. In their...

How South Africa’s mangrove forests store carbon and why it matters

Scientists around the world are looking for ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This gas is a natural component of the atmosphere, released by processes of respiration and decomposition...

New carbon neutral flooring has acoustic benefits

INTERFACE, the world’s largest modular flooring producer, has launched a new carbon-neutral sustainable collection that employs carpet tiles in combination with luxury vinyl tiles to mimic concrete and terrazzo surfaces. “Look...

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Technologies that may one day replace the password

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