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Tipping Point

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Jomiro Eming  Makana municipality released a statement this week that Settlers Dam and Howieson Dam were currently at water levels of 22% and 56% respectively. Along with these figures, the municipality set water restrictions at a maximum of 100l per person, per day (p/p-p/d). (detailed below) Residents of the areas …

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Makana at Crisis Point: 90 Days Left

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Pearl Munemo  The water crisis is real and it’s here. Cape Town recently announced that water supplies have run dry, and Settler’s dam has dropped to 30% water capacity – a level at which water can no longer be extracted. According to acting municipal manager Mandisi Planga, there are approximately …

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The beautiful tragedy of Concrete Jungles

A valley of undulating concrete slabs line the Holocaust Monument in Berlin, Germany as a artistic reminder of the uncertainty and fear Jewish populations were plagued by during Nazi Germany. Here, concrete as art stands in direct juxtaposition to concrete as - for some - an energy-consuming architectural eye-sore.

Jomiro Eming Buildings with concrete-like foundations have been dated back to as far as Ancient Greece, and today they line our cities and societies. Although concrete is the second most consumed product in the world – the first being water – it is also one of the least energy efficient …

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Climate change: We’re all guilty (vegetarians, you too)

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Jomiro Eming  Up until now, this is what we’ve been told: Meat consumption takes a hefty toll on the environment, bulldozing thousands of hectares of fertile land for livestock, and causing a detrimental amount of methane gas to be released into the atmosphere. According to studies (where statistics may vary …

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