What is Mineral Water?

Mineral waters, like the name suggests is a potable water that has a high mineral that has either added or is naturally occurring. The specific classification of “mineral water” is water having 250 or more ppm (parts per million) of mineral content. The specific mineral deposits will range, some of … Read more

What is Green Fuel?

Green fuel technologies are developing world wide to alleviate dependance on fossil fuels. What is green fuel and what does it mean to a society that relies on fossil fuels? Green fuel is a general term, referring to “environmentally friendly” alternative fuels, specifically biofuels derived from organic materials that can … Read more

Ecotourism in South Africa

The International Ecotourism Society, also known as TIES, defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” South Africa is still a developing country and many still live under the internationally established line of poverty. It is a country that … Read more

What Causes Oil Spills?

Oil, a natural resource, becomes unnatural when it leaves the depths of the Earth and into the living surface for industrial purpose. The most obvious and devastating depiction of this is an oil spill in the ocean, however large commercial pipelines can break anywhere, destructing everything in its path. Why … Read more

Examples of Biomimicry

Nowadays we face many problems in trying to develop sustainable technologies. This has led to the field of biomimicry, where we learn from systems that have evolved to suit perfectly their environments. Biomimicry is basically biologically inspired engineering. Below you will see just a few examples of Biomimicry including Velcro, … Read more

Sustainable Fishing is Catching Up

Sustainable fishing is the only method of harvesting protein rich aquatic creatures. Other fishing methods put our oceans and health at risk. There are two main factors that affect our ability to sustain oceanic fish populations: a) the health of the population, thus the rate at which they can renew … Read more