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Who needs oil anyway?

Amory Lovins drives a hybrid that gets 64 miles per gallon (=3,7 liter/100km)and lives in a solar-powered house that is so energy-efficient he’s able to grow bananas in an indoor jungle high in the Colorado Rockies. Yet he – he… read more

Easter Island, a lesson for us all

Easter Island is one of the world’s most remote places inhabited by people: 2500 miles from the nearest continent (South America) and 1200 miles from the nearest island (Pitcairn). At the same time it is one of the most enchanting… read more

Water and History

Water for people – through the ages There is plenty of water on earth, but fresh water is rare. Humans are depending on fresh water, personally, but also especially for the production of food. Most human settlements were traditionally started… read more

Wonderbeans

Starvation in many parts of Africa is often the result of exhaustion of the soil. In Western Europe this problem arose in the 19th century caused by a fast growing population. The use of chemical fertiliser solved the problem. But… read more

The Dead Sea

Jordan seeks co-operation with Israel to save the Dead Sea Despite regional tension, Jordan is seeking to revive co-operation with Israel on a project to boost the receding water level of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, officials… read more