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A Manufacturers Response To Five Megatrends

( Article Type: Sustainable Development )

Manufacturing companies around the world are increasingly taking responsibility for the impact of their operations on the environment and communities within which they operate.

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Marine Alien Species

( Article Type: Explanation )

Ballast water accounts for 41% of the marine introductions in South African waters and the impact of algal blooms have been especially strongly felt, with crayfish walkouts, mass fish mortalities and abalone shellfish fatalities being among the most

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Marine Energy

( Article Type: Explanation )

The oceans of the world are a huge source of untapped energy that, if properly harnessed, could greatly contribute to the ever increasing global energy demand.

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Marine Environment

( Article Type: Explanation )

The oceans cover about 71% of the earth's surface and provide habitats for over 250 000 species of marine animals and plants. They also function as a climate regulator, absorbing solar heat and redistributing it via ocean currents.

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Marine Life of Southern Africa

( Article Type: Overview )

South Africa is endowed with an exceptionally rich marine environment. Besides the huge diversity of ecosystems, at least 11 130 species of marine animals and numerous species of marine plants and seaweeds have been identified.

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Medicinal Herbs

( Article Type: Explanation )

Traditional medicine and healing has used herbs as medicine for thousands of years and over 65% of all formal medicines are based on herbal or plant-based structures or formulas.

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( Article Type: Explanation )

Methane is an odourless and colourless hydrocarbon gas produced either by natural or artificial anaerobic decomposition of organic material.

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Mineral Resources

( Article Type: Explanation )

Minerals refers to commodities such as gold and silver, but also to coal, oil and iron ore. When one refers to mineral resources it implies the amounts of these various minerals that are spread around the world.

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Mining in Sensitive Areas

( Article Type: Explanation )

Mining licenses have recently been granted in South Africa, or are pending, near areas such as Mapungubwe (a World Heritage Site), the Blyde River Canyon near the Kruger Park, Mtunzini on the Kwazulu-Natal Coast and the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape

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Mires & Peatlands

( Article Type: Explanation )

Mires are wetlands where a special type of soil called peat grows. They play a vital role in storing and purifying water and supporting biodiversity. Mires or peatlands, comprise a wide variety of ecosystems, including the coastal swamp forests of Ma

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