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Bus Versus Train

Train Versus Bus

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

You would think trains do less damage to the environment than buses, right? All those nasty bus exhaust emissions and all. But how do they actually stack up against each other once you do the numbers and bring in the scientists?

Tarifa, Spain

Spain's Simple Life

Monday, 19 March 2007

Ever since I studied Spanish at university, Spain has always held a romantic and adventurous air of promise. So I told myself I would see this culturally and geographically diverse country from a fresh perspective, resolving to steer clear of the tourist trail.

Rainwater tank

Getting Tanked

Friday, 16 March 2007

As our drinking water supplies dry up and state governments rush to spend billions on energy intensive desalination plants, we still flush our toilets and water our gardens with high quality drinking water. Wouldn't it make more sense to reduce the pressure on our dams by installing a rainwater tank?

Greywater

Greywater, Red tape

Friday, 2 March 2007

Saving your garden with greywater may not be easy. While greywater is free to use, the cost of buying and installing a domestic treatment and irrigation system can exceed $10,000. And there is often another forbidding obstacle: a bewildering labyrinth of rules, standards, principles, requirements, codes of practice, guidelines and by-laws.

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