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  Plant of the week  
   Salvia chamelaeagnea   
Salvia chamelaeagnea
 
A dense shrub, growing almost 2 metres high, with many strong, upright stems. The stems are square- shaped, a typical feature of the family Lamiaceae.

Bears light violet-blue flowers with pale lower lips and white throats, also found in mauve and pink to pure
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RISING TIDAL POWER.
21-02-2012 18:13
Schools of fish. Barnacles. Seaweed. Dolphins. Whales. The highly corrosive nature of salt water. Fishing nets and lines. Submarines. Ships and boats. All things, and more, for designers and engineers of ocean energy devices to worry themselves with. Still, with the oceans covering two-thirds of the planet, capturing their energy for clean power is a challenge worth pursuing.

Ocean currents, such as the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream, could feasibly be harnessed for significant energy.
RISING TIDAL POWER.
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What's flowering this month?
Phylica pubescens
Phylica pubescens
 
Adenandra obtusata
Adenandra obtusata
 
Eriocephalus africanus
Eriocephalus africanus
 
Erica chloroloma
Erica chloroloma
 
Protea repens
Protea repens
 
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Try these hikes in the WESTERN CAPE...
 
Lions Head Tiring    Moderately exposed (not for people with serious fear of heights) 
Lions Head
Where: CapeTown South africa
Duration: 4 - 5hrs
Riviersonderend Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve Strenuous    Moderately exposed (not for people with serious fear of heights) 
Riviersonderend Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
Where: Grabouw
Duration: 8.5 hrs
Cobra Camp An easy stroll    No exposure to heights 
Where: Kommetjie
Duration: 2hrs
Devils Peak via Saddle path Tiring    No exposure to heights 
Where: CapeTown South africa
Duration: 4 hrs
 
  Hike of the week  
  Tranquillity Cracks  
  Province: WESTERN CAPE  
  Duration: 3 - 5 hrs  
  Strenuous    Some mild rock scrambling  
Tranquillity Cracks
Photograph by: klair
 
  Mushroom of the week  
 
Scleroderma cepa
  Photo submitted: klair (19 July 2010)  
 
Scleroderma cepa
Poisonous Poisonous
Size: 10 - 80 mm
Habitat: Grows on the ground
Spore bearing: other Other
ovoid  scales 
A pinkish to yellow-brown ball which is smooth or becomes slightly scaly. Leathery but brittle, splitting irregularly.
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  Some other poisonous mushrooms...  
Hypholoma fasciculare
Hypholoma fasciculare
 
Amanita Rubescens
Amanita Rubescens
 
Gyromitra esculenta
Gyromitra esculenta
 
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ARTICLES

   
Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp
Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp 21-09-2014 16:48
In the midst of yet another electricity blackout in the Brazilian countryside in 2002, Alfredo Moser, a mechanic from Southern Brazil’s Uberaba, and his friends discussed ways to beckon rescuers during an emergency.
   
   
African Farmers Urged To Change Ways Because Weather Is Changing
African Farmers Urged To Change Ways Because Weather Is Changing 29-03-2014 15:39
PEMBA, Zambia — A few decades ago, corn farmers here in Zambia’s rural southern province could predict when the annual rains would begin almost to the day.
   
   
RISING TIDAL POWER.
RISING TIDAL POWER. 21-02-2012 18:13
Schools of fish.
   
   
WEIRD WEATHER WILL LEAD TO GLOBAL WARMING ACTION ... EVENTUALLY.
21-02-2012 18:10
Sorry Europe.
   
   
WHERE’S THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY?
21-02-2012 18:08
It wasn’t too many year’s ago that many thought the U.
   
   
  

NEWS

   
Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway
Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway 10-06-2014 17:33
The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway is a new curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum.
   
   
Happy Feet tag not transmitting.
Happy Feet tag not transmitting. 12-09-2011 05:49
Happy Feet, the penguin who was given a second lease on life and was given a lift part of the way back to his antarctic home has disappeared from the radar.
   
   
Plant to process disposable nappies into roof tiles?
Plant to process disposable nappies into roof tiles? 12-09-2011 05:41
A new plant is due to open today in in West Bromwich in the UK, designed to recycle disposable nappies and other similar items recovering the components which can then be used to manufacture a range of building products including roof tiles.
   
   
Follow Happy Feet's Journey Home
Follow Happy Feet's Journey Home 05-09-2011 15:49
Happy Feet, the Emperor penguin who lost his way and found himself stuck on a beach in New Zealand back in June and eating sand instead of snow has been released back into the wild.
   
   
Welcome to the world's 7 Billionth person.
Welcome to the world's 7 Billionth person. 02-09-2011 16:04
Well the experts don't think that they have arrived yet but it is predicted that during October somewhere in the world, probably India or China, the most populous nations on the planet, a birth will bring the total number of humans living on this fragile globe to 7 billion.
   
 
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